By: Susan Valiquette Dec 09, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Matt 1: 18-25
Prayers for South Africa:
Gracious God, in a world in which so many feel rejected and ashamed, intercede and bring solace. Continue to inspire us to reach out to those who are different to explore a variety of cultural experiences and to discern all that we share in common. Bind us together with a faith that cannot be shaken. May...Read more...
By: Tim Fonderlin Dec 05, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 1: 47-55
Prayers for Haiti:
“Like Mary our spirits rejoice in You O God, our Savior, for we know we belong to the One who is merciful, who fills the hungry, who exalts the humble and who keeps every promise. Such knowledge encourages us to live as people of hope.
We pray this same hope for Haiti and her people...Read more...
By: Lindsey Mercer Dec 03, 2013
In Mexico I do not get the pleasure to see children every day. I do not get to see the smiles, receive the hugs, and know that they are being taken care of. When I was in Guatemala, the number one thing that brought joy to my life was the children. As I walked to the school, I knew that I was going to receive many, many hugs, smiles, and laughter from the students. And they...Read more...
By: Xuyen Dangers Nov 29, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Isaiah 11: 1-10
Prayers for Laos:
Loving and gracious God, be with the volunteers who work with the Laos Disabled Women’s Center. They come from the most disadvantaged families. Show them by our presence that You are with them in their time of need.
Guide our work at the National Rehabilitation Center to offer deaf and blind children creative ways to express their God-given gifts and offer them...Read more...
By: Loren McGrail Nov 25, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 24: 36-44
“Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming…Therefore, you must be ready for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”
Prayers for Israel/Palestine:
Come Human One, advent our lives.
Come like a thief in the night and disturb
our sleep, our comfortable realities that say
you can have peace without justice,
that say taking someone else’s land or life is...Read more...
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...