Posts Tagged: prayer

Celebrate the 2013 International Day of Peace

The United Nations has set September 21 as the International Day of Peace. This day provides an opportunity for  individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on  a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The focus for… Read more »

Resource for prayer service for South Sudan

  Our partners in South Sudan are holding a weekend of interfaith prayer services from July 5- 7, 2013. On July 8, 2013 they will hold a National Day of Prayer for Reconciliation. The ecumenical community of non-governmental organizations at the United Nations will hold a prayer service on the morning of July 8. Feel… Read more »

National Day of Prayer for Reconciliation in South Sudan

Please join the people of South Sudan in prayer for reconciliation in their country. A National Day of Prayer for Reconciliation in South Sudan will take place on Monday, July 8, 2013, the eve of the anniversary of the country’s independence. The theme will be Lamentation, leading to repentance and personal conversion/transformation. From July 1-7,… Read more »

A prayer for refugees

A Prayer for Refugees

Almighty and merciful God,whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;

look with mercy on those who today
who are fleeing from danger,homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief;inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will… Read more »

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Asks for Prayers to End Violence in South Sudan

from our partners in World Mission The crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State has escalated alarmingly in recent weeks.  The deteriorating situation has prompted the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to express deepening concern for the people of the region and to renew its urgent call to prayer and action to promote justice, peace and genuine security… Read more »

Making plans

Who is here?What is our task?What will we do to achieve that task?What else will happen? Around a Christ candle, in the Fellowship Hall of New York’s Church of the Covenant, Presbyterian participants in the 57th Commission on the Status of Women gathered on Friday, March 1 to explore these and related questions. Who is… Read more »

Prayer for the people of South Sudan

God of grace,God of justice,God of peace,you create us to live together,to honor and respect one another.Hear us as we pray for South Sudan. We pray for the people of South Sudan.Grant courage to turn from violence;grace to see each other as sisters and brothers;strength to work for justice for all;passion to seek peace;and all… Read more »

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 11, 2013 marks Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Because of the groundbreaking work of our ancestors, slavery was outlawed in the United States.  However the legacies of chattle slavery continue to haunt our society even as we turn to face a new form of slavery: human… Read more »

Actions for the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

  UN Resources: Slavery Abolition Day Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking PC(USA) Resources: PC(USA) Human Trafficking Roundtable A Toolkit for Action Prayer: Prayer (Jer. 31:15-17 adapted) A voice is heard in Ramah,      lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children;      she refuses to be… Read more »

Call to Prayer and fasting with CCAP

Presbyterian World Mission encourages all PC(USA) members to engage in prayer and fasting November 17 and 18, 2012, in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in a time of difficulties in that church. The CCAP has five synods spanning Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The CCAP has not… Read more »