By: Ricardo Mayol Jan 11, 2021
Lectionary Selection: Psalm 139:1-6,13-18
Prayers for Guatemala:
Some think that in 2020 the only thing that happened was the pandemic that hit the world. Still, in that year that has just ended, Yahweh, the universal judge, showed his power from which we cannot escape. In Chile, the repressive forces left many people blind. However, the people's determination in the streets inspired the congressmen to approve the rewriting of a new constitution...Read more...
By: Debbie Colvin Jan 04, 2021
Lectionary Selection: Mark 1:4-11
Prayers for Ghana:
Heavenly Father, you are loving and gracious. You alone are worthy of our praises and adoration. John the Baptist baptized and preached about forgiveness of sin. Father, we ask that you forgive us of our sins. Thank you for our families, friends, health, homes, work, churches. Today we lift up Ghana and its people who love and serve you in many ways.
By: Thomas Smith Dec 28, 2020
Lectionary Selection: John 1:10-18
Prayers for Korea:
Oh charitable and merciful God,
In this season, we give thanks for Your Son, whom we call Immanuel. He who would reunify us with you. He that has always been. He that was the Word. He was born as the Messiah, a Savior of mankind. He came to save us from our own flawed nature, redeem us for our transgressions, and to interconnect us...Read more...
By: Ignacio Salinas Dec 21, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Luke 2:22-40
Prayers for Nicaragua
Our father who art in Heaven,
Let's protect, take care of, love us,
As only you know how to do it
May your wisdom flood the minds of scientists,
May we imperfect children of yours love each other,
May brotherhood flood our hearts,
Our minds, our wills,
That you provide the weakest,
Let the marginalized be part of our vision of love
May we all recognize that there is no one greater than you,
You know our hearts are weak
That our minds are...Read more...
By: Larry Colvin Dec 14, 2020
The season of Advent has come. After many years of living in the southern hemisphere where Christmas is celebrated in summer and now celebrating my third Christmas in equatorial Ghana, I still find it difficult to acclimate my mind to the season while the palm trees sway and the temperature is 35 C (95 F).Read more...
By: Jeffrey Mensendiek Dec 14, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Luke 1:26-38
Prayers for Japan
How can this be God?
You always come to us in the form of a promise. You speak to us even when we are so vulnerable and small. You place your trust in us even when we struggle with our own doubts.
How can this be God?
That your words fill us with longed for hope....Read more...
By: Maria Bakalian Dec 07, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Psalm 126
Prayers for Lebanon:
Almighty God, creator of all, giver of life, we come to you with hearts that are overwhelmed with many thoughts and feelings.
We stand before you, raising our voices to you, trying to understand all that is happening in our personal lives, communities, country, and world.
Although overwhelmed, yet we come to you with the confidence that you are a loving God. We thank...Read more...