Lectionary Text and Prayers for Afghanistan: Luke 12:49-56
God of Mercy and Peace, we long for your peace on earth, but often times all we see is division. Jesus warned us of the temptation of division. Help us to see beyond our differences and to choose non-violence instead of war, reconciliation instead of conflict, love instead of hate… We pray for the nation of Afghanistan today and ask that you would be with our brothers and sisters who are struggling for peace. We pray particularly for our partners, International Assistance Mission, and the families of those who were brutally murdered as they sought to bring healing and hope in this land. Give them the courage to continue the struggle for the coming of your peace with justice on earth. Amen
(Prayer by Bob Shebeck)
Global Ministries International Partners in Afghanistan:
- Church World Service – Afghanistan: Through Church World Service, Global Ministries continues to help the people of Afghanistan in three key ways. The Housing Program provides house building kits and livelihood kits (tools, seeds and livestock) to families. The Income Generation Project enables women, many of whom are war widows, to support their families through a quilt-making project. The Education Project provides school desks, chairs and school kits for students and also conducts teacher training and repairs war-damaged school buildings.
Global Ministries Personnel in Afghanistan:
None at the present time.