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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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April 24, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - April 24

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations suggests prayers for:

1. The community of Dhaka, Bangladesh as they grieve for the people killed and wounded in the collapse of an eight- story clothing factory outside the city Tuesday morning that left (as of this date) 87 people killed and over 600 people injured

Learn about Presbyterians at work with our partners in Bangladesh.

2. The people of Guatemala as their former President Efraín Ríos Montt and former intelligence chief José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez stand trial. They are accused of committing genocide and crimes against humanity for their roles in Guatemala’s civil war; may this trial provide justice to all the families who lost loved ones in Guatemala's civil war and bring healing to the nation.

Learn about Presbyterians at work with our partners in Guatemala.

3. The people of the Sichuan Province of China who are trying to recover from the devastation wrought by the massive earthquake that struck on Saturday, April 20th.

Learn how Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding to this earthquake.

What prayers do you lift this day and this week?

Thanks to Teo Ufford-Chase for working on this post.



Categories: Bangladesh, China, Guatemala, Prayer

Tags: clothing factory, crimes against humanity, disaster, disaster response, earthquake, weekly un prayer concerns

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