By: Victoria Peagler Jul 15, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 10:38-42
Prayers for Botswana:
You who are the Good Shepherd of your people, I pray for your people around the globe that they may experience your love and come to appreciate your abundance of peace and true justice. Oh Lord our Redeemer, this day I specifically pray for the people of Botswana and for our partners with Global Ministries.
I further pray, Oh Lord, that you will heal...Read more...
By: Danielle Murry-Knowles Jul 09, 2019
In mid-May I had the pleasure of traveling to Soweto, South Africa with members of Planning Commission of the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA) to assist with a Strategic Planning Workshop for church leaders and lay people in Gauteng Presbytery.Read more...
By: Fiona Kendall Jul 08, 2019
In a city of many significant staircases, the Spanish Steps represent one of the best known. Sweeping grandly down from the church of Santissima Trinità dei Monti to Bernini’s Barcaccia fountain, this has been a place of transit and meeting since the eighteenth century.Read more...
By: Fritz-Gerald Joseph Jul 08, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 10:25-37
Prayers for Morocco:
Precious God, creator of heaven and earth, giver and sustainer of life, in You we live and move and have our beings. There is nothing we can do without you. And all that we are able to do is because of You. We are crying out to you for this beautiful land of Morocco and for all of us who dwell in it.
By: Angel L. Rivera Agosto Jul 01, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Prayers for Venezuela:
We give you thanks for our sisters and brothers in Venezuela and have heard their cries for justice and peace in the midst of a difficult time. Cover them with your peace. Make a way for reconciliation and fresh hope.
Help us to be better neighbors to our siblings in Venezuela. We commit to you our solidarity with them. We will continue to listen to and walk with them in...Read more...
By: Cindy Moraga-Selva Jun 24, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 9:51-62
Prayers for Mexico:
God the Father and Mother, you show us your love in the life and wisdom of Jesus. Teach us to follow you in your solidarity with the poorest and most marginalized in this world.
In solidarity with those who suffer because of injustices.
By: Michael Poage Jun 18, 2019
Report #2 from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dzemal Bijedic University
June 9, 2019
"I suspect that the wars of Yugoslav succession are now over. I am not yet convinced that the stability of the Balkans has been secured."
-- Misha GlennyRead more...
By: Maria (Charo) Breckenridge Jun 17, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 8:26-39
Prayers for Zambia:
O, Heavenly Father, thank you for this wonderful story about Jesus healing a tortured soul. Even though most of us do not experience illness and psychological distress as “demons” anymore, the reality of such trials as these is ever present in our beloved Zambia. Children and adults here and everywhere continue to suffer the desolation and pain of mental illness. We, your creatures, Father,...Read more...