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Gideon Buri is a South Sudanese refugee living in Palorinya settlement, Uganda.

Gideon Buri is a South Sudanese refugee living in Palorinya settlement, Uganda.

Intercessions

We are thankful for:

  • how the churches in Sudan and in South Sudan, as well as Ecumenical Network Sudan, have consistently pursued peace processes, healing and reconciliation in these war-ravaged countries
  • those who work to bring justice for the victims of genocide and war crimes, including the International Criminal Court
  • the many who carry out humanitarian work in these countries and who settle those who are displaced
  • the economic progress and peacebuilding that has occurred in Uganda, and for effective measures to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS.

We pray for:

  • a cessation of ethnic animosities and violence, and increased understanding between ethnic and religious groups
  • an end to the rape and practices of genital mutilation of girls and women
  • governments  to respect the will and best interests of their people and the human rights of all
  • natural resources to be preserved and the land saved from further desertification.

Prayers

Prayer for South Sudan

Our Heavenly Father,
We come into your presence with thanksgiving and gratitude for your grace, mercy and love in South Sudan.
We know things are not going so well in the country, but we believe that You will do the changes in Your own time.
We trust that South Sudan belongs to you, and therefore we surrender all things into your hand in faith.
For in Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

(© 2014 Beatrice M. Mamuzi)

 

Prayer for peace

Bless, O Lord, those who hear your word and believe it.
We pray for the people who are in remote areas,
and live in fear of the world of spirits,
that they will know your power as Saviour of the world.
Bring peace to our land
and all parts of the world that are disturbed,
so that the gospel of salvation may be preached to all humankind.
In Jesus’ name we pray.

(Episcopal Church of Sudan. PEW #123.)


Prayer for God's presence

Visit us, we are despairing.
Our faith is wavering, O Lord, come visit us.
The hardness of the world weighs heavily on us.
Sin keeps us away from your path.
We are forsaken, forsaken, forsaken.

(Sudan. Prières pour le monde 2004, © Fédération protestante de France, Paris, France. English transl. Terry MacArthur © 2005 WCC.)

Song

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The Rev. Nolan Donald gives the sermon during the Galilean Beach service, a ministry of Foley (Ala.) United Methodist Church at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala., while a beach attendant lays out beach chair cushions in the background. The 7:30 a.m. service is over before most other beachgoers arrive. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

This week we pray for: Canada, United States of America

25 - 31 October 2020
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Rev. James Bhagwan, general secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, spoke during a meeting on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace at the Pacific Theological College, in Suva, Fiji, in January 2020.

Next week we pray for: Oceania: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (Maohi Nui), Kanaky, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

01 - 07 November 2020