Prayers of Gratitude and Intercession

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Prayer for Anabaptist-Mennonites around the world
Creator God,
Forgive us our sins, for you are the one who gives. You have never committed injustice. We want peace in the name of Jesus Christ, the Savior. You know all of the problems that cross our borders, families, country and congregation. Strengthen us with your liberating blood. It is not through our own strength that we can do everything, but it is through your will that we will vanquish evil with good. In Jesus Christ we are more than conquerors.
—submitted by Jean Mukula Kasenu, Communtaute des Eglises Frères Mennonites au Congo
Photo: Christen Kong

24 Januari 2023

• Pray for peaceful solutions to those experiencing violent conflict, especially in eastern Congo and Burkina Faso.
• Pray for the many people in Africa who are experiencing hunger and drought, due to the impacts of climate change and the war in Ukraine
—Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday 2023
Photo: Siaka Traore

15 Januari 2023

Berdoalah untuk Malawi di mana saat ini wabah kolera telah menyebar ke seluruh negeri, dan menyebabkan lebih dari 500 kematian sejak bulan Maret. Diprediksi keadaan akan semakin parah dengan datangnya musim hujan. Orang-orang yang masih berada di pengungsian  akibat badai tropis di bulan Januari 2022 dan angin topan  di bulan Maret 2022, mereka kekurangan akses ke air bersih, alat-alat sanitasi, dan kebersihan untuk mencegah terjadinya infeksi. Berdoa untuk gereja anggota nasional MWC Brethren in Christ Church dan Mennonite Brethren Church di Malawi dimana saat ini mereka bekerja untuk melakukan pengobatan dan upaya mencegah terjangkitnya  penyakit. 
Photo: Henk Stenvers

09 Januari 2023

Un millier de chrétiens de plus de 20 villages des districts de Narayanpur et de Kondagaon, dans l’État de Chhattisgarh, ont fui des foules violentes qui ont attaqué des personnes et des bâtiments d’église. Plusieurs assemblées de l’Église mennonite sont situées dans ces quartiers. Des membres du comité exécutif de MCI se sont rendus dans la région pour apporter de la nourriture et des secours, pour évaluer la situation et pour être solidaires envers les nouveaux croyants. La situation est très critique. Nous demandons des prières en particulier pour les victimes de la violence et une intercession pour le pays dans son ensemble afin que les citoyens de toutes les confessions abordent l’année 2023 dans la paix et l’harmonie.
—envoyé par Vikal Rao, Mennonite Church India, Chhatisgarh
Photo: Vikal Rao

06 Januari 2023

Lord, be with us in the seasons of the new year: 

As there are births and deaths; 

As we plant and harvest, 

As there is breaking down and building up; 

As we weep, laugh, mourn and dance, 

As there is gathering and releasing, tearing and mending, 

As there is peace and war; 

Lord, teach our hearts through repentance and love; 

Lord, guide our actions in courage, faith and grace; 

Lord, walk with us through your Holy Spirit and through the prayers and presence of each other. 

(Inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) 

02 Januari 2023

Pray for peace and social harmony in the Ivory Coast. 
—submitted by Boressi Hermann Gnahore, Église des Frères Mennonites de Côte d’Ivoire
Photo: Windhi Arsari

02 Januari 2023

Praise the Lord for Convención Evangélica Hermanos Menonitas Nivaclé in the Paraguayan Chaco that held an evangelistic event in October. May the seeds planted there take root and grow into faith in Christ and a life of discipleship.
—submitted by Leonardo Gomez, Convención Evangélica Hermanos Menonitas Nivaclé, Paraguay
Photo: Михаил Павленко/Unsplash

27 Desember 2022

We pray about the leadership challenges in the Indian churches. We also pray for new believers who are desiring to be baptized. May congregations take courageous steps to offer baptism.
—submitted by Vikal Rao, Mennonite Church India, Chhattisgarh
Photo: Karla Braun

19 Desember 2022

We pray for the MC Canada congregations and pastors who are recovering from the pandemic. Attendance at worship has decreased and many pastors are feeling tired and uncertain about the future, yet we have hope that God is doing a new thing in this time. While new ways of being the church are beginning to emerge, many still grieve what was. Pray that we may have the to humility admit our longings to God the courage to follow Jesus to the place where the church in Canada will be renewed.
—submitted by Doug Klassen, executive minister, Mennonite Church Canada
Photo: Sam Abhinav

12 Desember 2022

We pray for the many suffering in the Middle East. We pray especially for safety and inspiring encounters for a Mennonite Central Committee learning tour to Lebanon.
Photo: Windhi Arsari

06 Desember 2022

We pray for the youth in Europe. It is difficult for them to find hope and a future under the threat of many crises. Some develop psychological illnesses, especially those affected by the horrors of war.
Photo: PerdianTumanan

22 November 2022

We pray for our brothers and sisters in South Korea after the tragic death of more than 100 young people in a crowd in Itaewon. May God equip Mennonite Church South Korea and Korean Anabaptist Centre to live out peace in a militarized country.
Photo: Alexandro Marthin

14 November 2022

While the world may continue to look for weapons to bring about peace and justice by force, we know that true and lasting peace can only be accomplished through unceasing prayers. As we look to Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, let us pray for hearts to be changed and for the weapons to be silenced. Throughout history, God has changed hopeless and dire situations in surprising ways, and God can do it once again. And let us also pray for healing and for reconciliation, and that Russia and Ukraine could live in peace as independent, sovereign nations.
—from the World Evangelical Alliance call for prayer for Ukraine
Photo: Justian Trisnandi

07 November 2022

Creator God,  
Thank you for the glory of trees in autumn.  
Red, orange, yellow: the changing leaves remind me to stop and to wonder at the everyday miracle of changing seasons.  
This fall beauty is giving me new eyes to pay attention to all the wonders you have made.  
The majesty of your creation is all around us.  
Today, I pray also for renewed eyes to see the glory of your image that is found in one another as we work together to respond to a changing climate.  
May we be able to see your transforming power as we listen to one another, pray with one another, and engage in actions together to care for your precious creation.  
Just as the changing season reflects another aspect of your glory, may we also find space to wonder and praise in our response, together.  
Amen 
—Anna Vogt (Canada), Creation Care Task Force  
Photo: Karla Braun

02 November 2022

The new government in Colombia has expressed the intention of initiating conversations with the various armed groups to bring an end to their armed action. It has also taken steps to normalize relations between Colombia and Venezuela. Pray that both initiatives will create conditions for a better life for people.
—submitted by Paul Stucky, MWC regional representative for Latin America – Andean region
Photo: Juan Francisco Novoa

31 Oktober 2022

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” (Hebrews 13:7)  

Lord God, thank you for calling and equipping leaders to serve the church in humility and grace. May we support them with our prayers and through encouraging words and actions.   

#pastorappreciationmonth  

23 Oktober 2022

Pray for infrastructure development for our congregations and capacity building of our prospective leaders in Uganda. Pray for ability to reach out to the unreached in our communities
—submitted by Simon Okoth, Mennonite Church Uganda
Photo: Henk Stenvers

21 Oktober 2022

We pray for the Lord´s provision for the work of living out the good news. May God awaken us to his mission. May we have eyes, hearts and hands ready to receive new projects and new workers that God raises up.
Photo:Windhi Arsari

18 Oktober 2022

We pray to be able to reach people locally in Paraguay and to support each other among churches and local conventions.
—submitted by Clemens Rahn, Asociación Hermanos Menonitas, Paraguay
Photo: Windhi Arsari

10 Oktober 2022

Lord have mercy! God of love, show your grace to the children in Myanmar who are affected by war. Minister to their hearts and spirits so that the chill of fear and the root of bitterness will not take hold and poison their futures.
Jesus, bring conversion and repentance to the leaders and the soldiers of the civil war in Myanmar. May they see the suffering they are inflicting begin to re-evaluate their goals and strategies.
Spirit of God, walk alongside the church members who are displaced and suffering, and the pastors who are ministering among them. Assure them of your steadfastness.
Amen!
Photo supplied

03 Oktober 2022

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