Posts Tagged: love

Prayers of hope and remembrance

What do people write on Ribbons of Hope for the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001? During the Thursday, August 25, 2011 worship service at the Church Center for the United Nations, participants wrote the following prayers: All of God’s people to rise up heal, help, hope and care. May this time of remembering be… Read more »

PC(USA) Middle East Monitoring Group releases Kairos Palestine Study Guide

From the Presbyterian News Service: Fulfilling a portion of its mandate by the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Middle East Monitoring Group (MEMG) has finished its work on a study guide for the Kairos Palestine document. According to the MEMG’s preamble to the study guide, it “is designed for ordinary… Read more »

Accompaniment in Colombia and Jamaica

Accompaniment is the great theme of the Bible. It is the window through which we should see the whole of the Gospel and the entire meaning of our faith. Accompaniment is what it is all about. With those words, Tom Driver began a sermon for Maundy Thursday, 2010. Tom was in Colombia for a time… Read more »

A Jerusalem Prayer – May 29, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011 begins the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel 2011. Here is a prayer for that day from the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem: Isaiah 2:1-5; 11:9 “In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s…

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Secretary-General on World Interfaith Harmony Week

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE OBSERVANCE OF WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK New York, 1-7 February 2011 The first World Interfaith Harmony Week is an opportunity to focus global attention on the efforts of religious leaders, interfaith movements and individuals around…

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Advent Devotion – December 25, 2010

Scripture – Isaiah 52:7–10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1–12, and John 1:1–14 Christmas Day! Behold the wonder of this day—a day of anticipations fulfilled! Rejoice and be glad! A Son is born! The psalmist exclaimed that the Lord will come to…

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Advent Devotion – December 22, 2010

Scripture – Psalm 17 “Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.” (Psalm 17:1) When David said those words in the tenth century B.C., he was a man…

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Advent Devotion – December 7, 2010

Scripture – 1 Thessalonians 5:12–28 I gained a greater appreciation for Mary during two Advent seasons when I was either on maternity leave or pregnant. Sleep deprivation and morning sickness made it easy to empathize with Mary. Although to us…

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Advent Devotion – December 4, 2010

Scripture – Psalm 90 Advent leads home to Emmanuel (God-with-us). The birth of Jesus announced to shepherds, and the baptism of the Word made flesh by John in the muddy Jordan River among repentant throngs, show that God is with…

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Advent Devotion – December 2, 2010

Scripture – 1 Thessalonians 3:1–13 “We sent Timothy . . . to strengthen and encourage you for the sake of your faith, so that no one would be shaken by these persecutions.” (1 Thessalonians 3:2–3) I remember reading Peacemaking: The…

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