Prayer may be simple or complex — silent or corporate — memorized or free-flowing from our heart. It is a conversation with God and shows our love for our heavenly Father.

The 2022 Prayer Service, based on Luke 11:1, “Lord, Teach us to Pray,” looks at various forms of prayer used frequently by believers as we seek to honor Christ, the Lord of the Church, with our prayers. LWML thanks Rev. Grimm for authoring the 2022 LWML Prayer Service. 

How to use the Prayer Service

The 2022 LWML Prayer Service is designed to be used at any time by large or small groups. It is an abbreviated worship service with eight sections, each on a different type of prayer. Each section includes Scripture readings, ponderings, a hymn and time for prayer. This Prayer Service is copyrighted by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Use outside of LWML events, requires permission from the LWML and other copyright holders.

2022 Prayer Service Downloads

Prayer Service — Full Page Format

Prayer Service — Letter-size Bulletin Format

Prayer Service — Legal-size Bulletin Format



About the Author

Rev. Robert Grimm

REV. ROBERT GRIMM serves St. John Lutheran Church and School in Alma, Kansas, where he’s served since 1997. Rev. Grimm grew up on a dairy farm in Young America, Minnesota, and appreciates rural life, while sharing Christian hope for the challenges to faith it presents. He is grateful for the blessings of God in day to day life. He and his wife, Gayle, have three adult children. Erik (Eve) lives in St. George, Kansas; Elisabeth (Brandon) Health lives in El Cahon, California; and Aaron (Kayla) and their children Andrea and Ethan live in Overland Park, Kansas. He served as counselor for the LWML Kansas District in 2016–2020 and is currently serving a second term on the LCMS Kansas District Board of Directors.