By: Ignacio Salinas Feb 26, 2019
Twenty-five years have passed since the last time I spent time here in Nicaragua. Back then, when you exited the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, a child might ask you for money. Today, that child is a man who helped to carry my luggage for a tip. The scorching heat was the same, and the perceived calm was tense -- you could cut the air with a knife. Everybody has a history to share, but cautiously, because the “walls have...Read more...
By: Debbie Colvin Feb 25, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 9:28-36
Prayers for Ghana:
Lord Jesus we thank you for your unconditional love, your compassion, your guidance in our daily life.
As we live and work with our brothers and sisters in Peki, Ghana we see YOU in them.
They show your unconditional LOVE by sharing their lives, food, clothing, knowledge and openness to accept people of another race...Read more...
By: Ha-un Priscilla Yang Feb 18, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 6:27-38
Prayers for Hungary:
God, remind us to stretch outside our comfort zones by trying new things and meeting new people. It's not always easy to step outside of what we know, but we know we grow when we take those risks. We are grateful for church camp and the opportunities for young people to learn and grow with one another. We can learn much from...Read more...
By: Judy Chan Feb 11, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 6:17-26
Prayers for Hong Kong:
O God, You are the Great Physician, the healer of body, mind and soul. Continue to pour out your healing grace upon the sick and suffering so they may find relief from pain, recovery from illness, and peace in their hearts. We especially remember the urgent medical needs of Hong Kong’s people and hospitals. We are grateful for the high level of care...Read more...
By: Nia Sullivan Feb 04, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 5:1-11
Prayers for Sierra Leone:
O creative God, we are amazed by your awesome ability to transform everyday human functions into sacred acts of hope that draw people closer to you while infusing them with your vision of peace, love and justice.
We ask that you inspire us and give us the courage to move past our fears, limitations, and frustrations that we may trust you with our...Read more...
By: Benjamin Drolet Jan 28, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 4:22-40
Prayers for Lebanon:
God of grace and acceptance, show us how to welcome all we encounter as you have welcomed us into your family. May we receive the newcomers in our communities with open arms as we seek to love the stranger like Jesus. Remind us also of the great needs in our hometowns, as the people closest to us often need care as well. We open our hearts...Read more...
By: Rosalind Gnatt Jan 21, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 4:14-21
Prayers for Germany:
Lord, our brother Jesus was rejected by the people who thought they knew him best – his hometown folk. They couldn’t believe that one of their own could have anything of worth to say to this tiny village. Freedom from poverty, oppression, illness? What nonsense; what audacity. Seventy-four years ago, you called Germany, decimated by the moral atrocity of the Holocaust, back into life....Read more...