Weekly prayers for the countries of the world — Global Ministries, USA

A prayer each week highlights an area of our world in greatest need.    Click here to read and access these timely and relevant prayers written by staff and missionaries serving Global Ministries (a joint ministry of the United Church of Christ USA and the Christian Church – Disciples of Christ, USA).  A related photo and related lectionary reading are also posted. The language is usually inclusive.

Examples taken from the site:

Prayers for Indonesia

Lectionary Selection: John 14:15-21

O Holy One of Truth and Love, we long for the Advocate that embodies a Spirit of Truth.

We are so often confused by claims about truth and falsehoods, facts and fake news, that we forget our mission to love and care for all.

May Your acts of love and compassion inspire us to nurture our local communities as well as national and international ones.

We pray for the many small churches in rural Indonesia who seek an Advocate to stand by them in their struggle to protect the mountains, forests and streams you have entrusted to them.

Strengthen our bonds in the spirit of partnership so that there will be no orphans in the Family of God.

Prayers for Kenya

Holy One, have mercy on us.

Help us stand together in the fight against violence.

We are all Africans and we share the same destiny.

As we approach elections next year, we pray for peace and love to one another.

Destroy the sins of division and the hatred within us.

Heal the wounded hearts and grant peace to our people.