By: Debbie Colvin Feb 25, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 4:1-11
Prayers for Ghana:
Lord thank you for your love of the people in Ghana. As they live and work may they continue to praise you for all you provide.
When they are faced with temptations, give them the strength to remember what Jesus said to Satan on the mountain as he was being tempted, “Worship the Lord your God and serve only him.”
We lift the country...Read more...
By: Dustin Riebel Feb 17, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 17:1-9
Prayers for Ecuador:
God, thank you for all the blessings you give to us all. Even in times of difficulties, we can feel that you are with us. The people of Ecuador are a great example of this; no matter the circumstance of their lives, they are abundantly loving and ready to help anyone they encounter. In each moment, we witness human kindness and compassion in Ecuador,...Read more...
By: Maria Abigail Hernandez Feb 10, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 5:21-37
Prayers for Japan:
Thank you for who you are.
Thank you for being a God that sees us not for the rules we follow, but what is in our hearts.
When the rules only say, “do not be mean,” help us to be intentionally and especially kind. When the sign says, “do not litter,” help us to pick up even the trash that is not ours....Read more...
By: Jeffrey Mensendiek Feb 04, 2020
Entonces le fueron presentados unos niños, para que pusiese las manos sobre ellos, y orase; y los discípulos les reprendieron. Pero Jesús dijo: Dejad a los niños venir a mí, y no se lo impidáis; porque de los tales es el reino de los cielos. Y habiendo puesto sobre ellos las manos, se fue de allí. Mateo 19:13-15Read more...
By: Fiyori Kidane Feb 03, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 5:13-20
Prayers for Greece:
Ever-present and ever-loving God,
We come to you with heavy hearts as we witness the growing number of displaced people attempting to create a new understanding of home.
They are tired, they are weak, they are worn.
We ask that you provide comfort and strength to the beloved children who are migrating.
Provide help and strength to those who are pursuing a better life...Read more...
By: Abigail Fate Jan 27, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 5:1 - 12
Prayers for Mexico:
God of love, today, in our beautiful and broken world, we pray for softness. In this world where gentle is often synonymous with weak, and where unfeeling is equated with strength, you bless the poor, the meek, and the merciful. Though our society tells us that wealth and power are markers of success, you bless those who strive for righteousness, the pure in...Read more...
By: Ha-un Priscilla Yang Jan 20, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 4:12-23
Prayers for Hungary:
We lift up our sisters and brothers in Hungary and those in the refugee integration ministry and the Roma mission of the Reformed Church in Hungary.
There are many times when we are so caught up in our lives that we forget to look around at the people around us. Today we confess our cold and neglectful nature: We tend to ignore...Read more...
By: Ricardo Mayol Jan 13, 2020
Lectionary Selection: John 1:29-42
Prayers for Guatemala:
Supplication by Brayan Alvarado, General Coordinator of the Ecumenical Christian Council of Guatemala:
Lord, today as yesterday, the economy and governments betray the people, putting themselves at the service of those who pay, kill, criminalize, and disable those who defend the law and life. Many, out of fear or blindness, slavishly accommodate the bleak order. We ask you, God, to open the eyes and...Read more...
By: Jeffrey Mensendiek Jan 10, 2020
Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away.
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By: John Campbell-Nelson Jan 06, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 3:13-17
Prayers for Indonesia:
O Blessed Creator, You have spread the seas of Indonesia with thousands of islands, each a place of beauty and abundant life. And yet every day our cities pour out pollution, and the sea level rises higher. The burning of forests for palm oil plantations fills the air with carbon and darkens the sun, while your people struggle to find enough clean water to drink,...Read more...