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Devotions and Prayers

“So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.”
Romans 14:19

If you are an ordained minister or a commissioned worker in the LCMS Northern Illinois District and would like to submit a devotion, you may contact Sue Green.

Weekly prayers:

September 27 – Almighty God, we pray for our country and its leaders. Grant us respect for all authority at the national level according to Your will. Because they have many different voices speaking to them, open their hearts to look to You for their source of wisdom.

27 de septiembre – Dios Todopoderoso, oramos por nuestro país y sus líderes. Concédenos respeto por toda autoridad a nivel nacional según Tu voluntad. Debido a que tienen muchas voces diferentes hablándoles, abre sus corazones para buscarte en ti como fuente de sabiduría.

Prayer Guides:
NID October Prayer Vigil
Prayer Guide – October 2020
Prayer Guide – September 2020
Oraciones semanales – septiembre de 2020

Weekly devotions: 

We’re Podcasting!

Every Monday we’ll be sharing our Weekly Devotion through a podcast!

You can find our podcasts on Apple iTunes as well as Spotify. Soon we will be in the Google Play store as well.

So search our podcast under Northern Illinois District in your favorite device and listen in each week for our devotion.

Forgiveness Gives Life by Rev. Joel Hess, St. James Lutheran Church, Chicago

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Abundance by Rev. Dr. Eric Kennaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia

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Good with God by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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We Win by Rev. Mark Willig, Friends in Christ Lutheran Church, Morris

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Don’t You Care?  by Rev. Pastor Tony Oliphant, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elmhurst, For Faith, Hope, and Peace Ministries 

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In the End by Rev. Dr. Eric Kennaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia

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Suffering in This Life by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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Silver Linings by Rev. David Seabaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elmhurst

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Death, the Devil, and Defeat by Rev. Matt Gunia, Ascension Lutheran Church, Niles For Faith, Hope, and Peace Ministries

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God’s Power by Rev. Matt Zickler, Grace Lutheran Church, Western Springs For Faith, Hope, and Peace Ministries

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Citizens of Heaven by Rev. Dr. Eric Kennaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia

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Judged in Jesus by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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Seeds and Weeds by Rev. Dr. Mark Birkholz, Faith Lutheran Church, Oak Lawn, For Faith, Hope, and Peace Ministries

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Prayer in a Time of Crisis by Rev. Dr. Eric Kennaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia

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Sin Separates and Divides by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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The Breath of Jesus by Rev.Mark Willig, Friends in Christ Lutheran Church, Morris

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Change in an Instant by Rev. Matt Gunia, Ascension Lutheran Church, Niles for Faith, Hope, and Peace Ministries

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Pray by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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Comfort by Sue Domeier, Principal, Immanuel Lutheran School, East Dundee

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The Good Shepherd by Rev. Dr. Eric Kennaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia

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Giving Thanks – Why the World Thinks We Are Weird by Rev. Mark Willig, Friends in Christ Lutheran Church, Morris

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Victory that Overcomes the World by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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God’s Peace by Rev. Dr. Eric Kennaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia

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Hebrews 12:1-2 by Rev. Dr. Tom Johnson,  Ethnic Ministries Development, LCMS Northern Illinois District and Sole Pastor, First Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Chicago

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A Prayer for the COVID-19 Pandemic by Rev. Kris Whitby Assistant to the President—Mission and Ministry, LCMS Northern Illinois District

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God Speaks Into Your Circumstance by Rev. Dr. Eric Kennaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia

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Holiness and Honor by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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We are Weak but He is Strong by John Meulendyke, School Administrator, Immanuel Lutheran School, Crystal Lake

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The Reality of Angels by Rev. Dr. Mark Birkholz, Faith Lutheran Church, Oak Lawn; for Faith, Hope, and Peace Ministries

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Daily Bread by DCE Dari Hartmann, St. PaulLutheran Church, Mount Prospect

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Repentance: The Christian Lifestyle Choice by Rev. David Seabaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elmhurst

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Eric Brown Devotion 020820-FINALDon’t Misuse Scripture by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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Remember the Past by Rev. Ed Blonski, St. Matthew Luthernan Church, Hawthorn Woods

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Jesus Does It All For Us by Rev. Tony Oliphant, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elmhurst

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Epiphany is for All by Rev. Jim Zimmerman, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Addison

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An Encouragement to Others by Pastor David Seabaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elmhurst

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Mysteries of God by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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Jesus is Savior of All People by Rev. Ed Blonski, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods

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The Word is Given for You by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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December 9, 2019 Prepare the Way by Rev. David Juhl, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Momence

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December 2, 2019 Everything Has Changed! by Rev. Dr. John Mueller, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Dwight

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November 25, 2019 Who Marks Iniquities? by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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November 18, 2019 Searching For Righteousness by Rev. Ed Blonski, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods

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November 11, 2019 The Redeemer and the Redeemed by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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November 4, 2019 Healthy Horrays for Celebrating the Year! by Dr. Rich Bimler, Ambassador of Health, Hope, and Aging (AH-HA!) and Ministry Consultant

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October 28, 2019 Glad River by Rev. Nathan Erb, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake

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October 21, 2019 Living in the Present by Rev. David Seabaugh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elmhurst

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October 14, 2019 Courage by Rev. Ed Blonski, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods

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October 7, 2019 Bless the Lord by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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September 30, 2019 The Perfect Steward by Rev. Brian Heller, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Walnut

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September 23, 2019 Cast Off Forever? by Rev. Eric Brown Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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September 16, 2019 Make a Joyful Noise by Rev. Jonathan Ripke, Zion Lutheran Church, Marengo

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September 1 2019 Show Love by Jim Krupski, Principal, St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Bourbonnais

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August 26, 2019 The Way Out by Rev. Mark Buetow, Zion Lutheran Church, McHenry

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August 19, 2019 Here and There by Rev. Jonathan Ripke, Zion Lutheran Church,  Marengo

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August 12, 2019 Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing by Rev. Brian Heller, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Walnut

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August 5, 2019 The Heritage of God by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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