Pray with Puerto Rico, September 26, 2021
Lectionary Selection: Esther 7:1-6,9-10; 9:20-22
Prayers for Puerto Rico
God, Creator of all what we see and what we do not see, our praise, honor, and glory is to you. As the fury of hurricane winds, rain, and earthquakes continue to be part of our lives in the Caribbean, especially on the island of Puerto Rico, we know that your mercy and grace are upon us. May the guidance and counsel of the Holy Spirit allow us to see that amid what we may consider and see as chaos, you make order and peace. May we know the blessing of your love as we share with others the same gifts and love you provide us. May our words declare that you are not only our Creator but our sustainer. May we become light in the darkness of others to share your compassion, love, and care. Thank you, Oh Lord! for providing women and men to lead us as they follow your guidance and counsel. In the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we pray, amen.
Mission Stewardship Moment from Puerto Rico
For 102 years, the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico has prepared Christian leaders to serve the Kingdom of God across the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and around the world. The support and mission partnership between the Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ has been an essential part of the history of preparedness, support, and service to the people of God in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Seminary graduates and former students serve the church in local parishes, mission co-workers, professors, and denominational leadership positions. Your prayers and financial support are vital components to continue the extraordinary work and academic excellence that distinguish the Seminary. Today more than ever, church leaders are called to serve in a new way, in social media and physical distance worship. These challenges make this mission partnership even more significant to continue serving the people of God. Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, and stewardship in support of the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico.
Prayer and Mission Moment by Raul Santiago-Rivera
Global Ministries Mission Co-worker in Puerto Rico:
Raul Santiago Rivera works with the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico. His appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund, Our Church’s Wider Mission, and your special gifts.
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