Heavenly Father — thank you for blessing our WELS with …

Heavenly Father — thank you for blessing our WELS with the beautiful campus, the students, and the staff of Martin Luther College. We praise You for raising up the next generation of our sons and daughters who are willing to prepare for Gospel ministry to share the saving name of Jesus with untold generations. Help them in their studies, especially during exams. Bless their Christian relationships. And never let them (nor anyone who reads this prayer) believe their labor in the LORD is ever in vain. In the saving name of Jesus, we humbly ask these things. Amen.

– Scott Oelhafen, NWC 1990

Lord, I thank you for this Christian school

Lord, I thank you for this Christian school, for the teachers and students, for the beautiful campus and the people of New Ulm. Many of my younger friends have attended school there and I was blessed to bunk in with a student one night ten years ago. It was fun!

Please lead the hearts of many young people to think about serving you and lead them to attend MLC and grow in the Word. I ask that you keep this school in your love and care. Amen!
– From Lynnette Hupman, Manassas, Virginia

In Germany it’s Tag der Arbeit

It’s May 1st! In Germany it’s Tag der Arbeit, basically our German Labor Day, a day off from work. In New Ulm, it’s MLC Day. In Germany, union leaders and members gather to demonstrate about their work. I can’t think of a better work about which to demonstrate than the work being done at MLC. Lord, may this important work of preparing leaders for our church’s early childhood centers, schools, and churches be sustained with many prayers and generous gifts today and for many years to come! Move the hearts of your people to lift both the students who prepare there and the adults who serve at our synod’s ministerial college in prayer. Amen

– Kurt Wittmershaus, DMLC 1988

Dear Lamb of God and Lord of the Church.

Dear Lamb of God and Lord of the Church. Bless our efforts at MLC to “train a corps of Christian witnesses to meet the ministry needs of WELS.” Cover our sins in your blood. Forgive our laziness and timidity. Give us boldness in these last days to proclaim your saving name near and far. Amen.

– Michael Otterstatter – MLC VP for Mission Advancement

Lord of the Church

Lord of the Church, you have said that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. You then sent out workers into the harvest fields to gather your elect into your kingdom. As MLC prepares your people of the 21st century to be sent out, bless their ministry to equip servants and to encourage servants for that eternally impactful calling in life. Keep the unity of faith and purpose among all of our Ministerial Education schools as we serve your Church in preparing servants for ministry across the world to the glory of your name and the saving of precious souls. In Jesus name, Amen!

– MLS Pres. Mark Luetzow

Dear God, grant our students and professors an abundance of Your wisdom.

Dear God,

Grant our students and professors an abundance of Your wisdom. Give Professors grace as they help students who aren’t thriving, courage to say what needs to be said, tools and knowledge on how and when to speak love, and strength when they feel weak.They are shaping the future in one million small – yet incredibly important – ways every day. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of learning they share with MLC students. Bless them, Lord, and may they see even just a glimpse of how their faithfulness will forever impact generations to come.


– Mark Koelpin, De Pere, WI, DMLC ’86

Prayers from the 4th and 5th Graders at Faith Tacoma, Washington

Dear Heavenly Father,

Help the students stay with God the whole way through.
Help the students learn so they can be teachers of your Word.
Help them share the good news with everyone.
Help them know God loves them.
Help them guide the children they shall teach to learn the way to everlasting life in Jesus Christ.
Help them to find the perfect church to teach others about Jesus at.
Help them to walk in God’s ways and help them to teach children about their Savior.
Please help the churches and schools who need pastors and teachers get a pastor or teacher to walk in the ways of the Lord.
Please help them teach God’s Word as a teacher/pastor.
Please help the MLC students to become great pastors or teachers. Please help them walk in God’s ways.
Help the students learn to love and respect God and walk in God’s footsteps.
Help MLC to get more people to come and learn to be a pastor or teacher and to follow God’s Word and love God and read the Bible.
We thank you Lord for all of the students who are willing to serve you.
In Jesus name we pray. Amen

– Prayers from the 4th and 5th Graders at Faith Tacoma, Washington