Below are prayer requests for people in our synod or people connected with our synod. Please remember these brothers and sisters in Christ in your prayers.

In general, prayer requests will remain on our website for three weeks, unless an update is received regarding the individual.

Privacy notice: As we wish to respect the privacy of the individuals in our synod, we will only post prayer requests we have been given permission to share with others.


  • Prayers for Carol Darcy, Bp. Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt’s mother, for new health concerns.
  • Prayers for Pastor Julie Reuning-Scherer at the death of her father.
  • Prayers for Marcia Ward, Southern Ohio Synod Council, at her new cancer diagnosis.
  • For our siblings in our companion synod, Sínodo Espírito Santo a Belém, as they experience civil unrest in their country.
  • Prayers for the family and friends of Jean Kerrick at her death.
  • Prayer for Pastors Orinda Brinkley-Hawkins and Catrina Hawkins-Bowles on the loss of their son and brother, Lonnie.
  • Prayers of healing for Pr. Brian Nunnally as he recovers from surgery.
  • Prayers for Pr. Lisa Bernheisel for continued strength, healing, and peace.
  • Prayers continue for our swords to be transformed into plowshares and for peace to become tangible in our world at continuing news of violence.
  • Prayers that God be with the people of Ukraine as war comes to the country. Be a tower of safety for those who cry out to you, O God. Bring a swift end to the violence. Give comfort to all who mourn. Bring peace quickly. In the name of Jesus Christ.