By: Michael Joseph Dec 16, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 1:18-25
Prayers for Colombia:
Today we pray for the country of Colombia and our partners in mission there. Their resolute commitment to work for peace and the victims of violence has put them in harm's way. We remember today that you came to us in the fragility of a newborn baby, and we pray for all life around the world. May the prince of peace accompany our partners in Colombia and all countries that face...Read more...
By: Global Ministries (Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ) Dec 12, 2019
Written by John Ahn and Jess KimRead more...
By: Global Ministries Dec 09, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 11:2-11
Prayers for Israel/Palestine:
God of Every Tribe, Language, People, and Nation, we remember John the Baptist in prison and all those who in their imprisonment—whatever its kind—wonder if the Messiah has come and, if so, what difference it makes. Continue to shape us in ways that our actions become the difference that others see.
We pray especially for our sisters and brothers in Palestine—Christian and Muslim--who in their oppression cry out for peace with their Jewish...Read more...
By: Victor Makari Dec 02, 2019
Dear Family and Friends:
As we prepare to celebrate the 8th Christmas since we began our mission service appointment, in support of the witness of the Christian Churches of the Holy Land, we send you warm greetings from Bethlehem, where we are based.Read more...
By: Elena Huegel Dec 02, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 3:1-12
Prayers for Mexico:
In our prayers today, we hear the call to prepare the way of the Lord in southern Mexico.
We prepare the way of:
- justice by binding the leather and old-tire sandals of the "campesino" (farmer) who wills beans and corn to grow, worrying if there will be enough rain this year.
- hope by slipping on the flip flops of the children playing outside a...Read more...
By: Kahala Cannon Nov 25, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 24:36-44
Prayers for eSwatini:
Gracious and loving God,
You are Lord! You are the Lord our God in heaven above and on earth below. We honor you, for you are the God of our Praise!
Thank you for your Word that is spirit and life to us. Let it saturate our hearts, minds, and spirits so that we may hold fast to your promises as we journey through the...Read more...
By: Larry Colvin Nov 18, 2019
Lectionary Selection: Luke 23:33-43
Prayers for Ghana:
God of grace. Today we give thanks for the many natural resources which you have provided in the nation of Ghana. We seek forgiveness in the ways we have exploited the lives of humans and natural resources. We pray for the wisdom of the Ghanaian people to continue to be fruitful. As the thief who confessed his sins, may we too, confess our past sins...Read more...