Posts Tagged: prayer

Responding to child labor trafficking

What can we do to address human trafficking – particularly child labor trafficking? The participants in the Central New York Presbytery Partnership Group seminar at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations identified the following ideas to use in their congregations, schools, and communities: Learn about the Presbyterian Human Trafficking Roundtable Use Fair Trade products… Read more »

Prayers with the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo

From our partners in World Mission: There is violence against civilians in the Congo. National elections have been widely criticized as lacking credibility due to massive irregularities, maladministration and fraud. Congolese Christians will march in Kinshasa on Thursday, February 16, seeking peace and calling for a democratic government founded in transparency and justice. We are invited to join our… Read more »

Pray for peace conference in South Sudan

A prayer request from one of our church partners in South Sudan. The Rev. John Phillip Omot, Peace and Justice Officer for the Greater Upper Nile, asks us to pray for Murle Anuak Peace Conference being facilitated by the council and RECONCILE which is taking place in Juba, South Sudan on February 3-4. Rev. Omot… Read more »

Urgent prayer request for Madagascar

Information received on January 13 indicates that certain pastors of our partner church in Madagascar, the FJKM, may have been targeted for “elimination or neutralization” by forces aligned to the de facto government.Please pray: for the safety and protection of FJKM pastors and church leaders; for the FJKM’s annual prayer service, scheduled for 15 January,… Read more »

Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11

January 11 is designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The PC(USA) Human Trafficking Round Table provides the following information for this day: January 2012 – Over 12.3 million people are estimated to work in conditions of forced labor world-wide according to the International Labour Organisation.  On January 11th, consider marking human trafficking day with prayer… Read more »

Prayer requests from Jonglei State

Our partners in the Presbyterian Church of Sudan and the Sudan Council of Churches have made the following specific prayer requests: Roda Ading  and her daughter were abducted. Roda was later released without her daughter. Roda is  a member of Presbyterian Church of Sudan  Women’s Association. Please pray for her release as well as the… Read more »

Violence continues in South Sudan

Our brothers and sisters in South Sudan continue to stand in need of prayer. Here are some updates on the violence in Jonglei State: Report: Fighters attack South Sudan town despite presence of U.N. peacekeepers (CNN) South Sudan ‘sends more troops’ to strife-torn town Pibor (BBC) South Sudan Lou Nuer fighters attack town of Pibor… Read more »

Urgent prayer request for Jonglei State, South Sudan

Here’s a December 30 update from the BBC: The United Nations has moved a battalion of combat troops to the South Sudanese town of Pibor to prevent an attack by the Lou Nuer ethnic group. Our sisters and brothers in Jonglei State in South Sudan stand in urgent need of prayer. The United Nations News… Read more »

Prayers for the Philippines

Tropical Storm Washi struck the Philippines on December 16 and 17. The storm, the most- devastating cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, has killed hundreds. Many others remain missing. Presbyterians have a long history of ministry with the people of the Philippines. Currently, we join the world in prayer. Information on relief efforts will… Read more »

Toward a More Humane Future

On Human Rights Day, 2011, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations is pleased to announce the launch of Toward a More Humane Future, an online devotional study on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for use by individuals or groups. The 210th General Assembly (1998) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to “celebrate the… Read more »