Prayer Vigil

Memorial Weekend - Friday, May 22 - 12 a.m. to Monday, May 25 - 11:59 p.m.


Join us Memorial Weekend as we give thanks and pray for our district and country. Our prayers will petition God for ongoing guidance and strength during the uncertain times we are currently experiencing. We invite you to pray in 30-minute time slots as we lift up Michigan District members, leaders, and ministries, as well as our state and country. May the Holy Spirit lead us as we continue to grow in boldness, obedience, and faith in Jesus Christ.  

We will focus our prayers on the following topics each day (Prayer Guides are available below):

Friday – School ministry

Saturday – Church ministry

Sunday – Worship and pastors

Monday – Our country and state, ending the virus, and honoring the military personnel who have died while serving

Please share any stories of hope from your continued ministry, outreach, prayers/answered prayers here: Michigan District Story Bucket.

Prayer Vigil FAQ’s

What is the purpose of the Prayer Vigil?

Our prayers will petition God for ongoing guidance and strengthening, growth in faith, boldness, and obedience as we put Jesus’ words into practice.

How long will this take?

The minimum time slot is 30 minutes. You can pray for as long as you choose by signing up for one or multiple time slots. Time slots are available beginning at 12 a.m. on Friday, May 22 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 25.

What do I have to do?

1. Prayer Guides have been made for each day. If you have signed up you will receive a copy of the prayer guide for your specific day(s) via email to assist you with sample prayers and topics to direct your prayers. Or you can download those prayer guides here:

Friday, May 22 – Prayer Guide

Saturday, May 23 – Prayer Guide

Sunday, May 24 – Prayer Guide

Monday, May 25 – Prayer Guide

2. Find a quiet place to pray.

3. Finish up refreshed!

Where would I do this?

Any place that you feel led to. God hears our prayers no matter where we are.

May I pray with other people?

All are welcome to pray. The goal is to have an ongoing stream of prayers during this 4-day period.

Can I still participate in the Prayer Vigil even if I am not a member of a Michigan District, LCMS congregation?

Certainly! All are welcome and your prayers will be appreciated. The Prayer Guide will step you through what you should be praying, even if the concept of a prayer vigil is new to you.