2016 LWML Prayer Service
“Wanted: Workers in God’s Harvest Field”


by Pastor John Heckmann, LWML Pastoral Counselor

The 2016 LWML Prayer Service expands on the themes of “Sow ● Nourish ● Reap” from the Des Moines LWML Convention. Whether it is the thousands of acres farmed in Iowa and other states, our own backyard, or the field our Heavenly Father allows us to tend and nourish with and through His means of grace, this service offers a time of worship revolving around the various tools needed to bring about a bountiful harvest.  

The service offers opportunities for:

  • singing;
  • learning a little bit about farming practices through the ages;
  • Confession and Absolution;
  • very small group discussion; and
  • prayer.  


Downloads for the 2016 Prayer Service and cover artwork are available below. If you are unable to download the service please contact the LWML Office at lwml@lwml.org or call 1-800-252-5965 to obtain a paper copy. 

How to use the Prayer Service

The Prayer Service is designed to be used at any time, by large or small groups. It is an abbreviated worship service. This material is copyrighted by the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and users agree to use the service in full context.

2016 Prayer Service Downloads:

Prayer Service script

Print the Prayer Service as booklet format:
In the Print settings, select “booklet.” When printing legal size you will need to change the paper size to Legal in Page Setup.

Cover/Worship Folder artwork



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Past LWML Pastoral Counselor (2011-2015) and past District Pastoral Counselor for Nebraska South and Texas Districts, Pastor John Heckmann serves the members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in The Grove, Texas, as their pastor, the ladies of the Sunshine Zone as their Pastoral Counselor, and the congregations of Circuit 17 as their Circuit Visitor. He has written Bible studies for the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, the 2015-2017 reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, as well as the 2015 LWML Sunday sermon and children’s message.

Related Issue LWQ: Winter 2015