World News This Week in Prayer

Lord, as your cherished people we adore you for your unfailing love toward all creation. Your thoughts are not ours; we recognize that your thinking is on a far greater scale than our mere time and place even when we do not understand. Your ways not ours, yet you call us into new ways to find your kingdom.

In the turning of the world and the change of seasons we, in the northern hemisphere, are unfeignedly delighted at the return of longer days and warmth. So it is that with the turning of the year we pray with Fijians hit by a devastating cyclone and wonder if Australians also greet the changing season with thanksgiving for surcease from devastating bushfires.

In this season of Lent, in the eucharistic namnesis we are amazed at the plethora of care, grace, kindness poured out on us, your beloved. We want the whole world to share in your new covenant which existed before we know you. Today, we bring our lamentations for those who, knowing you, are forced from home, family and shelter, all that gives safety and security.

We pray for the refugees across the Middle East.

Lord, hear our lament.

We pray for those disfigured by acid attack in India.

Lord, hear our lament.

We pray for those with cancer linked to toxic waste in the area around Naples, Italy.

Lord, hear our lament.

With the European Union in crisis talks regarding migrant,

Lord, hear our prayer.

With the IMF warning that the global economy is “vulnerable”,

Lord, hear our prayer.

With the a possible US – Russian plan for a ceasefire in Syria, but air drops in difficulties,

Lord, hear our prayer.

With thanksgiving we pray for those bold enough to do research in medicine, that they might ease:
the suffering of long term ebola complications;
the devastation of zika virus – especially as it’s spread and effect is questioned by scientists in the US.
the stigma associated with leprosy in Nepal.
Lord, receive our prayers of adoration, lamentation and thanksgiving.

The Lord hears our prayer.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

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Building Up Reaching Across

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The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled), for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan, for all the towering mountains and all the high hills, for every lofty tower and every fortified wall, for every trading ship and every stately vessel. The arrogance of man will be brought low and human pride humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day,
Isaiah 2:12-17 NIV
http://bible.com/111/isa.2.12-17.NIV

Prayer
God Almighty, you alone are worthy to be exalted. You alone are worthy to be praised. You, O Lord, you alone shall be exalted this day and always. Loving God, helps us to find ways to move mountains, breakdown barriers, breakthrough strongholds and break the chains that enslave us. Mighty God,  inspire us to build bridges instead of walls. God of Peace, lead us on the path that unites rather than divides  us. Bless us with the Passion of Christ to love God, love one another as each one loves self. For love, not hate is the greatest weapon. God is Love that conquers all. Holy One hear our prayer. In Christ name, Amen.

My Divine Valentine

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Prayer
Loving God, thank you for your unconditional love. Thank you for your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for revealing your love daily. Forgive me for not always giving you the love you deserve. May my heart, my hands, my mind and my feet express my deep and everlasting love for you.
O Holy One, Love Divine, O Valentine,  forever praised and forever mine.
In Christ Name, Amen.

Sojourner Truth: “Do For Me God”

Sojourner Truth: “Do For Me God
Oh, God, you know I have no money, but you can make the people do for me, and you must make the people do for me.
I will never give you peace till you do, God.
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The indefatigable Sojourner Truth, the former slave who became outspoken in her defense of human dignity, often spoke to God in a no-nonsense way. She believed that if she was to do God’s work on earth, Divine Providence should be with her each step of the way.

http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Prayer/2009/01/Prayers-from-African-Americans-in-History.aspx?p=2
BeliefNet.com