Pray for Guadeloupe and Martinique on Sunday, November 22, 2009
Prayers for Guadeloupe and Martinique: John 18:33-37
Dear Lord we pray for the people of the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. This is a time of cultural, political and economic turmoil as the people of both islands engage in the debate about their historical and political links to France. We ask you to help calm and channel the anger felt by many into positive actions. As the discussions and social movements continue may the people of both islands and the political powers in France be attentive to the teachings of Jesus. May all realize that the true kingdom is not of this world and that love, respect and fairness must be the basis of all societies.
In particular we pray for:
-The 25 percent of the population that is unemployed and struggling to make ends meet.
-The growing prison population, especially among young adults.
-The large number of refugee and asylum seekers, mainly from Haiti, who are living precariously.
-The political and union representatives who are in negotiation over the future status of the island.
(Prayer by Tim Rose)
Global Ministries International Partners in Guadeloupe and Martinique:
- The Protestant Reformed Church of Guadeloupe
- The Protestant Reformed Church of Martinique
Global Ministries Missionary in Guadeloupe and Martinique:
Tim Rose, a member of the United Church of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, serves the Protestant Reformed Church in Guadeloupe and Martinique as the Pastoral Assistant for Diaconal Ministries and as a Prison Chaplain. He is jointly appointed by Global Ministries and the DEFAP (the mission agency of the Reformed and Lutheran Churches in France).