By: Fritz-Gerald Joseph Jun 10, 2018
Lectionary Selection: Mark 4:26-34
Prayers for Morocco:
You who give seed to the sower, harvest and fruit to humankind. We are thankful for every seed of love, joy, peace and justice that has been sown into the rich soil of this country. We surely know that in due time, they will bring forth abundant fruit.
May you strengthen the work of the Evangelical Protestant Church of Morocco that we...Read more...
By: Jeffrey Mensendiek Jun 03, 2018
Lectionary Selection: Mark 3:20-35
Prayers for Japan:
God, your Spirit opens us to new patterns of relationship,
Just as Jesus sat with like-minded people and called them his family, allow us to embrace people who have a common heart for peace and dialogue, and to see them as family. At this time we are particularly mindful of the people of East Asia,...Read more...
By: Linda James May 29, 2018
Lectionary Selection: Mark 2:23-3:6
Prayers for Democratic Republic of Congo:
Our faith teaches us love and joyful service. Each day, may our deeds and our words reflect your teachings and guidance. Just as Jesus responded with love and kindness by healing the man’s shriveled hand in the synagogue, so shall we respond in kindness and faith to needs as they present themselves. (Mark 2:23-3:6)
Christ’s commitment to us...Read more...
By: Carlos Sediles-Real May 21, 2018
Lectionary Selection: John 3:1-17
Prayers for Mexico:
God of the Past, the Present and the Future,
We thank you for the new life you give us in your Son Jesus, through whom we can participate in your kingdom. Thank you for Jesus, our light and bearer of a new creation.
We affirm our faith in the missionary God, who so loved the world that he gave his Son to save us....Read more...
By: Sara Makari May 14, 2018
Lectionary Selection: John 15:26-27:16:4b-15
Prayers for Israel/Palestine:
Come Comforter, Holy Spirit, Love Divine: descend upon your people – Israelis and Palestinians – in this land. Reveal to them a new vision of reconciliation amid conflict, and open before them new paths for peace. Uphold their pursuits of justice and righteousness in the face of violations against their humanity. Fortify their courage and tenacity for hope when despair assaults them and frustrates their quest...Read more...
By: Nia Sullivan May 07, 2018
Before working in a village, it is important to greet the chief because he is the head of the village and needs to be informed of all events. Receiving his approval and support is important before proceeding with organizing any gathering that will be held in the village. I operate a girl’s Safe Center and Boys and Girls club in the Mathora village. Safe Centers provide girls with an...Read more...
By: Nia Sullivan May 07, 2018
Lectionary Selection: John 17:6-19
Prayers for Sierra Leone:
God of peace,
We praise you for directing us towards unity. We know that through unity we reach joy, love, and protection. Today we pray for guidance toward visible unity so that we can overcome brokenness and reject oppressive practices such as colonialist values, racism, and economic domination. We praise you for Christian unity that translates to love and justice.
Father, we ask...Read more...
By: Cara McKinney May 04, 2018
In celebration of International Women’s Day, 9,000 women from all over the world gathered together at a retreat in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico to celebrate art and culture, play sports, and talk politics, grassroots organizing and self-love. Planned and led by the women Zapatistas, this international event was the first of its kind and drew women from as far away as South Africa, Patagonia, and Palestine. Every one of the...Read more...