A MLC Day Prayer

Dear Risen Good Shepherd of the Sheep,
Guard and keep the flock we call Martin Luther College through these challenging days. 
Bless all our 2020 graduates in whatever way they serve you:  whether called into public ministry, continuing their education at seminary, or serving you in countless other ways. 
Bless our new and returning students with an understanding that the current crisis in our world underlines the reason they are studying for gospel ministry: to give eternal hope to a dying world.
Bless our faculty and staff with faithfulness to you, zeal for their tasks, and love for all those you send to study on our hill.
Bless MLC’s president and his wife, Mark and Colette Zarling, with the peace and joy of knowing that their labors these past years have not been in vain.
Give our entire synod a renewed joy in your gospel and an increasing willingness to support generously the work of that gospel with their gifts and prayers.
Hear us, for your love and mercy’s sake, Lord Jesus!  Amen
~ Rich & Sue Gurgel  (MLC’s president-elect and spouse)

A MLC Day Prayer

Dear Lord of the Church,
Bless Martin Luther College with an increased enrollment.
Bless your people with hearts willing to support Martin Luther College with their financial gifts.
Bless the students at Martin Luther College with hearts eager to work in your kingdom.
Bless the faculty and staff at Martin Luther College with joy in their service.
Bless 2020 graduate Sarah Kjenstad with a call into the teaching ministry.
Bless Sarah with a firm reliance on and love of your Word.
Bless Sarah with a strong faith that she lives for you and trusts you.
In Jesus name,
AMEN.
~ From Mark, Jessica, Ryen, and Reah

An MLC Day Prayer

Dear Lord,
Thank you for giving Rachel such an amazing college experience! Even though her senior year felt like it was cut short, we know that you work for the good of those who love you! As she graduates and moves forward with her life, as she gets married and starts her teaching career, be with her, give her strength, and remind her she is loved. Loved by you, loved by me, loved by the rest of our family.
In your name,
Amen
~  Mindy Kane, sister of a 2020 graduate

An MLC Day Prayer

The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” God please bless each of the 2020 MLC graduates with rich fruits of the spirit – give them gifts of wisdom, courage, patience and passion for Your word. Keep their faith strong and steadfast. Richly bless their individual ministries and allow them to enjoy the good of work and gift of rest. In Jesus name, Your will be done – AMEN. 

~ Al & Jessica Kjenstad – Aberdeen, SD

A prayer

Dear Father: Guide our Hannah in her work for You in her future school or early learning center. Continue to bless her work with children that they may learn to know how You have saved them all by Grace.
Hannah, for you, we echo Psalm 20:4 “May He give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”

– Mom and Dad (L & L)

A prayer

Dear Sophie and Graduates,
God of hope and joy, we thank you for this time of graduation. Grant wisdom and patience to all those who are beginning their service in the Lord as teachers and also to those whose path may take another direction in the Lord’s service. Whatever comes next, may your lives be done to God’s glory and for His purpose! In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

– Mom and Dad Birner

A prayer

Dear Lord thank you for the blessings you have given us during this challenging time for both MLC and the graduates. This time has given us a new opportunity to come into the 21st century and getting Christ’s message out to all who need it. Lord please give mlc and the graduates the wherewithal 2 no that you have chosen them special in this new way of teaching and spreading God’s message. And as God promises may the Lord be with you always.