Peace Sunday 2017
How does your congregation celebrate Peace Sunday in your worship service? Click here for Peace Sunday 2017 resources. And after you celebrate, share with us!
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Prayers of gratitude and intercession
September 2017: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult” (Psalm 46:1–2). Lord God, amid extreme weather everywhere – wildfires in North America, hurricanes in the Caribbean, earthquakes in Mexico, floods in Latin America and South Asia – and political unrest in Europe and Africa, be our refuge and comfort. Strengthen us to walk without fear and share your hope with those around us. Read more.
September 2017: Pray for the 1.4 million people displaced by violence in DR Congo, who include at least 8,000 Mennonites. Church leaders report that 36 Mennonites have been killed among the UN-estimated 3,300 deaths since October last year. Church buildings and church schools have been damaged or destroyed. Praise God for the Mennonites in Kwilu province and across the border in Angola who are sheltering Mennonites who have fled. Pray for the local church leaders who are partnering with international Mennonite organizations (MCC, AIMM, EMM, MB Mission, ICOMB, MWC) to bring relief. Click here to read more.
As you pray for brothers and sisters suffering violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mennonite World Conference invites your messages of encouragement and solidarity to share with our churches there.
Take a picture with your congregation and a sign labelled “Prions pour la RDC” (“Pray for the DRC). Please email messages and photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org and post on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with the hashtag #mwcmm.