Welcome to Lutheran Church of Prayer!

Lutheran Church of Prayer? It's not the most common name for a Christian church, we know. But the Lord tells us, "My house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples" (Isaiah 56:7). And prayer is one way we respond to God's clear Word of love to us and to all people, and we've been praying as a congregation since 1957. 

God has commanded prayer and has promised to hear and to answer. So we invite you to join us as we hear and study God's Word, and as we respond in prayer, in song, and in celebration.  (Scroll down if you'd like to request prayer right now.) During this pandemic time we may or may not be gathering in person for worship, but we do live-stream our worship services via Facebook Live (@LCOPBakersfield) and post those recordings here on this website

Our goal: to know and follow Jesus, and to make Jesus known.

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Lutheran Church of Prayer is a member of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.

Prayer Request

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6


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Today's Prayers

Luther's Morning Prayer

I thank You, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that you would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe would have no power over me. Amen.

Prayer for Homebound Friends

Father in heaven, You love all unconditionally; we ask You to be with those who love You but cannot attend worship because they are homebound. Bless them, cheer them with calls and visits from friends, and sustain them with Your peace when they are lonely or discouraged; in Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Prayer for Our Nation

Almighty God, You have given us this good land as our heritage. Grant that we remember Your generosity and constantly do Your will. Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil course of action. Grant that we, who came from many nations with many different languages, may become a united people. Support us in defending our liberties, and give to those to whom we have entrusted the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there may be justice and peace in our land. When times are prosperous, may our hearts be thankful; in times of trouble do not let our trust in you fail; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Luther's Evening Prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You has graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.