By: Andrew Long-Higgins Sep 03, 2014
“Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.” 1 John 3:2Read more...
By: Sara Makari Sep 01, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Acts 17:22–28
Prayers for Israel/Palestine:
Almighty and living God, in whom we live and move and have our being, who has loved us and, in your Son Jesus, has adopted us and called us to be the extension of his reconciling work: we thank you for your church who, by the power of your Spirit, continues in the land called holy to witness to your love for all people. We confess...Read more...
By: Andrew Long-Higgins Aug 25, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Exodus 3:1–15
Prayers for Lebanon:
Dear God, as so many of your people face the uncertainty of conflict and violence, may you provide inspiration and guidance to discover creative means for a just peace. As you guided Moses, may you also guide us in our journey to discover our potential for peace.
This day we especially lift up our partners in Lebanon and Syria as they work to bridge deep historic...Read more...
By: Elena Huegel Aug 19, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Exodus 1:8–2:10
Prayers for Chile:
As we remember the midwives who saved the Hebrew babies from the Egyptians, we remember the young women of the Pentecostal Church of Chile who are working hard to finish their university studies and dedicate their professions to healing and change in their families, communities, churches and country. We pray for the teachers, nurses, accountants, engineers, lawyers, family counselors, agronomists and other women professionals who...Read more...
By: Mark Behle Aug 07, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Genesis 45:1–15
Prayers for Lesotho:
O God, when we find ourselves on the road of uncertainty, faced with too many forks in the road and none of them seem to lead us anywhere closer to an answer, may we remember that you are there with us. Whatever the circumstances, help us to put our trust and hope in you. For while we may not understand now, one day, further...Read more...
By: Erik Free Aug 06, 2014
Greetings to you all from Mozambique! Kim and I continue to do well and learn more about the warm and gracious people of this country. As we become more accustomed to life here and the rhythm of things, we are also more able to learn about the struggles people here face on a daily basis. By listening to the hopes and goals of the women’s and men’s groups, Kim and I are learning about needs...Read more...
By: Amy Lester Aug 04, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Genesis 37:1–4, 12–28
Prayers for Hungary:
Loving God, we come to you today from different places, different contexts and different understandings, but unified in our utter need for you. We humbly ask for your peaceful presence among us as we continue to stumble and fall, sputtering justifications in the face of violence and hatred that we have inflicted upon your world and your children, our brothers and sisters.
By your...Read more...
By: Bruce Van Voorhis Jul 29, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Genesis 32:22–31
Prayers for Hong Kong:
Weary with exhaustion, we come before you, O God of Creation, weary from constantly wrestling and struggling with you, ourselves and others. We praise you. We worship you. We say that we serve you. But still we wrestle and struggle with you even though you are our Creator and the Creator of all life.
Like Jacob, we wrestle you but stop before your blessings...Read more...