By: Matthew Fehse Aug 26, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 14:1, 7-14
Prayers for Philippines
ΓÇ¿ΓÇ¿We often keep our associations with those of like-mind who are agreeable. Forgive us for holding ourselves apart from those with which we differ – this prolongs friction and discourages understanding. Guide us to relationships of harmony.
Heavenly One, please soften the hearts of those of us who hold power. Open our eyes to the struggle of those who are overlooked and neglected....Read more...
By: Victor Makari Aug 20, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 13: 10-17
Prayers for Israel/Palestine:
The Palestine/Israel peace talks resume, and all around the region there is both upheaval and yearning for order, reason, and eventual reconciliation. We pray for calm and good will to prevail, and for God’s spirit of counsel to guide leaders and those in authority onto the path toward peace.
We pray for support as we seek to live out our overriding commitment to...Read more...
By: Alison Stendahl Aug 12, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Psalm 80: 1-2, 8-19
Prayers for Turkey:
Creator God, the people ask you to look upon them, to restore them, and to give them life. We pray for those who have been driven from their homes in Syria and are living as refugees in Turkey and other surrounding countries. We pray for the Istanbul Interparish Migrant Program, a small operation living on a subsistence budget provided by local...Read more...
By: Martha Mensendiek Aug 05, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Hebrew 11:1-3, 8-16
Prayers for Japan:
We remember the many saints all over the world who heard your call and acted in faith to spread your love throughout the world. We thank you for their witness, for their vision and for your guidance in their work.
Today we especially lift up the pioneer social workers in Japan who laid the groundwork for the system of care for those...Read more...
By: Ashley Holst Jul 29, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 12:13-21
Prayers for Dominican Republic:
All loving God, we pray for the Dominican Republic and those of us who call it our home. We pray for Caminante Proyecto Educativo (Caminante Educational Project), for staff working day and night and for our children and families of Boca Chica, Santo Domingo. Our children end their day dirty and tired, long after dark – give them rest.
God watch over our children working on...Read more...
By: Lindsey Mercer Jul 22, 2013
Last month, I started an English class at INESIN. Originally the class was only for the INESIN staff, but at the last minute, it was decided to open it up to anyone who wanted to come. Currently, I have around 12 or so Spanish speaking students. Some of them are very beginner and some of them have had some exposure to English in the past. Having a mixed class can be both very helpful and...Read more...