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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:

April 5 – St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect -God’s blessings on the congregation during the pastoral leadership transition, and on Pastor Bo Graham serving as the sole pastor until a second pastor is called.

5 de abril – Iglesia Luterana de San Pablo, Monte Prospecta – Dios bendiga a la congregación durante la transición de liderazgo pastoral, y sobre el Pastor Bo Graham sirviendo como único pastor hasta que se llama a un segundo pastor.

Prayer Guides:

Prayer Guide – April 2020
Prayer Guide (Spanish) – April 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.

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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July 29, 2019 Green Eggs & Ham by Rev. Steve Maske, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Elgin

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July 22, 2019 Confusing Times? by Delaine Schiestel, Principal, Immanuel Lutheran School, Palatine

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July 15, 2019 The Exalted Name of God by Rev. Matt Gunia, Acension Lutheran Church, Niles

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July 8, 2019 Be Honest With God by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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July 1, 2019 Jesus Set His Face by Rev. Matt Zickler. Grace Lutheran Church, Western Springs

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June 17, 2019 Joy and Fear by Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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June 10, 2019 Spice Up Your Love Life! by Rev. Marty Marks, Immanuel Lutheran Church, DeKalb

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June 3, 2019 The Good Shepherd by Rev. Keith Haney, Northern Illinois District Mission Facilitator

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May 27, 2019 Partnership by Rev. Keith Haney, Northern Illinois District Mission Facilitator

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May 20, 2019 Pure Spiritual Milk by Rev. Eric Brown Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher

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May 13, 2019 Heavenly Hope by Rev. Keith Haney, LCMS Northern Illinois District Mission Facilitator

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May 6, 2019 Scandalous! Outrageous! Impossible! by Rev. David Juhl, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Momence

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April 21, 2019 We Live in the Power of the Resurrection by Rev. Keith Haney, LCMS Northern Illinois District Mission Facilitator

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April 15, 2019 A Word for 2019: Love by Rev. Keith Haney, LCMS Northern Illinois District Mission Facilitator

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April 8, 2019 Justice and Mercy by Rev. Pastor Micah Greiner, St. Peter, Arlington Heights

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April 1, 2019, Singing the “Forever Song”, by  Rev. Dr. Jeff Leininger, Concordia University Chicago University Pastor

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March 25, 2019, A Very Expensive Gift, Rev. Dr. Mark Birkholz, Faith Lutheran Church, Oak Lawn

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