Posts Tagged: prayer

Globally conscious worship

How do we respectfully bring the peoples and the cares of the world into our worship experience? Theresa Eungyong Cho and I led a workshop on 16 October at McCormick Theological Seminary‘s McCormick Days that explored that topic. A wealth of liturgical resources exist that can be used in designing and leading such worship. The… Read more »

Presbyterian engagement at the United Nations General Assembly

Last week, New York City welcomed world leaders to the 67th United Nations General Assembly.  The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations was active in raising the voice of Presbyterians from here in the United States as well as those of our partners in the World Communion of Reformed Churches. Worshiped with world leaders at… Read more »

A story from Homs, Syria

This story was provided by our partners in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon during their visit to New York and our ministry. The “Evangelical Old People’s Home” in Homs, Syria has a uniqueness all of its own: because of its ecumenical nature for one thing. It is run by both the Evangelical… Read more »

Inernational Day of Peace: Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future

From the United Nations: Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Sustainable Peace… This year, world leaders, together with civil society,… Read more »

Call to prayer on the International Day of Peace

The  World Council of Churches calls churches and congregations around the world to prayer on the International Day of Peace: 21 September. Participants are especially invited to pray and act together for a just peace in communities, nations and the world. Prayers from different parts of the world will be shared through online means, including… Read more »

A Prayer Following the Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

written by Teresa Lockhart Stricklen, associate for worship Use this prayer as a personal or corporate prayer in the days to come:   O Lord, our God, victim of violence on a cross,look with compassion upon all involved in the shooting this week in Colorado.Comfort those terrorized by this horrendous event.Wrap your Everlasting Arms around… Read more »

General Assembly leaders offer a renewed call to prayer and action for the people of Syria

General Assembly Mission Council by Emily Enders Odom, Associate, Mission Communications Communications and Funds Development LOUISVILLE June 20, 2012 Our Christian friends continue to endure great suffering — along with all the Syrian people — under the escalating violence between the Assad regime and armed opposition groups. The international community seems unable to agree on ways… Read more »

World Week of Prayer for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2012

28 May – 3 June 2012Pray, educate, and advocate for justice The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations to join together in 2012 for a week of advocacy and action in support of an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine… Read more »

A prayer for peace as the Quartet meets

From Churches for a Middle East Peace: In late April the United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. The focus of discussion will likely be whether the Quartet—comprised of the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States—has been able to achieve sufficient impetus… Read more »

10 Days of Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Roma, 2012

In 2012, Presbyterian Women will join their voices with others around the world who are concerned with justice for the Roma, who are marginalized throughout Europe. Presbyterian Women and Presbyterian World Mission have created a 10-day prayer and study guide to lead up to International Day of the Roma, celebrated on April 8. Beginning March… Read more »