By: Terry Hutter Nov 15, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Colossians 1: 11-20
Prayers for Swaziland:
Siyabonbga Baba (Thank You Father)
For you know our needs, as well as the needs of this world. Reach out with love and forgiveness to reconcile all things and remind us we are your hands and body in this reconciliation.
We pray for your church throughout the world asking for forgiveness for divisions that separate us. We also ask for the...Read more...
By: Scott Hardin-Nieri Nov 08, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Isaiah 65: 17-25
Prayers for Costa Rica:
Incredibly Creative God,
Your beauty and power is evident all around us. We see your thumbprint on the faces that sit near us in worship and your footprint in the neighborhoods in which we live. The prophet Isaiah pleaded with his audience to look for your presence in all areas of life - in family, in brokenness in joy and in...Read more...
By: Aaron Wiggins Oct 31, 2013
Lectionary Selection: 2 Thess 2: 1-5, 13-17
Prayers from the World Council of Churches 10th General Assembly:
O God, you are the Creator of all things and all people. You do not declare partisanship towards one group over the other. More precisely, you are the God of conservatives and liberals, fundamentalist and universalist, republicans and democrats, labor and liberal, independent and libertarian and everything in between. ...Read more...
By: Mark Behle Oct 29, 2013
At the end of October the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA) celebrated the 2nd annual Leeto la Thapelo (Journey of Prayer) event. This church-wide celebration was started to help bring the church closer together and strengthen the unity of the church. This year the event highlighted specially-designed blankets, in a variety of colors, featuring the new logo of the church.Read more...
By: Scott Nicholson Oct 25, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 19: 1-10
Prayers for Mexico:
Beloved God of compassion and justice, we give thanks for your presence within the beauty of creation and for the gift of life to experience that wonder. We ask for the strength to bring down walls that divide creation and limit the opportunities for so many of your children while producing riches for just a few. May those who profit from this...Read more...
By: Amelia Casillas Oct 21, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 18: 9-14
Prayers for Argentina and Paraguay:
God of celebration and good news, guide the work of our church partners in Paraguay and Argentina. Knit together these diverse communities of faith to meet the challenges that seem overwhelming. Weave together their faith with a curious heart to remain open to learning from one another. Let the Holy Spirit of unity and interconnectedness of “projimos” or neighbors,...Read more...
By: Gary Luallin Oct 14, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 18: 1-8
Prayers for Ghana:
God, we have heard the parable where Jesus encourages us to pray always and never lose heart. Thank you for the strength to obey this teaching. Today, God, we pray for Ghana and the work of our mission partners, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana. We recognize your mighty work in Ghana and we bless your name for answering our...Read more...
By: Jeanette Salley Oct 03, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7
Prayers for Haiti:
O God. How excellent is your name in all the earth! You are love—continuous love beyond our understanding. You are grace—giving humanity that that we don’t deserve. You are mercy—not giving us what we do deserve. You are creator of all—we live and breathe the life that you give us every day. However, we come before you O God because in...Read more...