The 50 Days of Prayer

An invitation for you to dive deeper into prayer between Sundays this fall.

Three forms of prayer – FAITH5, Collatio, and Daily Examen – are outlined on the pages linked below and offered as possibilities for your prayer:

 Faith5 for households with children, is a simple pattern for conversation, prayer and blessing. Here is an introductory video to Faith5

Collatio is an ancient method of reflection on Scripture prayerfully and devotionally.

Daily Examen is a way to reflect on and pray from the events and experiences of your day.

Bible Reading Suggestions


Two Bible readings from the list below are suggested for use each week during the 50 Days of Prayer.

Additional readings for your prayer and devotion can be selected from among the Sunday worship readings, or the daily readings available in each Friday’s News to Know email and posted each morning on the church’s Facebook page. Videos of the Spark Story Bible Readings are available on our 50 Days of Prayer YouTube Channel

List of Bible Readings

Psalm 133
Mark 11:20-25

Psalm 106:1-12
Matthew 18:1-5

Psalm 28
Matthew 9:2-8

Psalm 144
John 11:45-57

Psalm 34
John 6:25-35

Psalm 98
Matthew 17:22-27

Psalm 119:41-48
Matthew 19:16-22

Spark Story Bible Readings*

Jesus Blesses the Children, pg 328
God Calls Samuel, pg 122

Creation, pg 2
Jesus the Word, pg 240

A Storm, pg 286
God’s Peaceful World, pg 172

Deborah, pg 106
Woman at the Well, pg 420

Pool of Siloam, pg 432
Naaman is Healed, pg 148

Elisha Feeds 100, pg 144
Jesus Feeds 5,000, pg 426

A Message from God, pg 100
Greatest Commandment, pg 308

* The selected readings from the Spark Story Bible are a guide to some of the Bible’s central themes, and do not correspond to the Bible Readings listed above.

* Spark Story Bible: Sunday School Edition is available at

And a few additional prayer resources...

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Daily Bible Readings  

From their site, you can sign up to have these delivered to your inbox.

Vanderbilt Divinity School Library Daily Readings

They provide ways to sign up to receive these readings through RSS, or you can download a complete pdf of the readings here.

Responsive Prayer

Responsive Prayer has been published in Lutheran prayer books for over 100 years. Print it out and tuck it inside your Bible, or set it on your desk, nightstand, or kitchen table. Or bookmark this link and come back to it on your phone or computer each day. This is an outline you can pray at morning, noon, or night.

A list of daily Bible readings will also be included in each Friday’s email. To add your name to our mailing list, please visit our Newsletter page.

d365 — an app inviting users to pause, listen, think, pray, and go. Find it on the iOS app store or Google Play.