In the rapidly changing circumstances of this global pandemic, pastors will know best how to adjust, compose and extemporize prayers for the needs of services, broadcasts and other occasions.

This downloadable collection of old and new prayers may assist pastors in their task. It may also be a helpful starting place for families and individual Christians in their own prayers.

Above all, when Christians struggle to find the words to pray to God, we return to the simple prayer, “Lord, have mercy,” and the Church’s great expansion of that petition, The Litany (Lutheran Service Book, Page 288;

Download: Collects for the Present Pandemic

Worship planning resources

For more worship planning resources to use during the pandemic, visit:

Daily devotions

In addition, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and other Synod pastors are leading devotions each weekday on the LCMS Facebook page. Join us live at 9 a.m., or watch the archived devotions on YouTube.

LCMS Worship

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Worship Ministry is devoted to providing resources for worship. Reproduction for individual, church or school use does not require permission.

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