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The LWML Prayer Service for 2024 is now available on the website, The service and bulletin information is available for your use in your groups and zones. I pray that this is a blessing for you.

Patty Peters
LWML South Dakota District President 2020–2024


Grace, Mercy, Peace

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord (1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2). 

At some point you have probably heard a pastor begin his sermon by saying something similar to this verse from 1 Timothy. The 2024 Prayer Service is designed around those first three words — those three gifts that come to us from our gracious Father and our Savior — Grace, Mercy, and Peace.

Rev. Michael Mattil, author of the 2024 LWML Prayer Service, served as a national LWML Pastoral Counselor from 2007–2011. He has also served as a Texas District LWML Pastoral Counselor, a Circuit Counselor, and as a District Area Vice-President. Rev. Mattil has served churches in Watonga, Oklahoma, and Denison, Texas. Rev. Mattil and his wife Cheryl (LWML Strategic Plan Facilitator) have been married for over 40 years. Their marriage has been blessed with three beautiful daughters, three great sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren. In retirement, he continues to preach and serve on boards for several ministries. He also works with Habitat for Humanity, Family Promise, and Lutheran Disaster Response. As time permits, Rev. Mattil and Cheryl enjoy fishing and traveling in their RV.

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