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July 24, 2013

Three prayer concerns - July 24

This week, please remember in your prayers:

The people and leaders of Israel and Palestine. May they truly move into the paths of peace. May the occupation end and all the people know justice and security.

The people and leaders of Cuba as they continue to experience a time of change that impacts their economy and shapes their behavior. Guide the people and their government so that they may improve living conditions and their economy.

Pope Francis as he spreads the Good News through his words and actions. Thanks be for the ways in which he reaches out to the ...

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July 9, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - July 10

Humanitarian workers in Darfur and elsewhere
Pray for those who work to bring relief to those in war torn areas. Inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts and guide the nations of the world toward the day when all will rejoice in a world of justice and peace. Pray for the humanitarian workers throughout the world and especially for those presently in Darfur. Their cause is noble. Pray for those who have given their lives for the sake of others. On July 7, two non-governmental organization workers in South Darfur were killed during a violent incident between government troops ...

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June 26, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - June 26

Sudan
Please pray for all of the refugees and displaced persons in Sudan. Help us to be mindful of the women and children in the refugee camps and the dangerous situations in which they face every day. Help those who have been the victims of abuse and rape at the hands of those who claim to be their friends. One recent report tells of a refugee camp in West Darfur where 7 women, including 3 schoolgirls, one who was only 13 years of age were raped at gunpoint by 9 “pro-government militiamen”.  We pray for the recovery of these women ...

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June 12, 2013

Three prayer concerns - June 12

Syria
Pray for the people of Syria, where by the end of the year, millions will have been forced to abandon their homes; becoming displaced persons or refugees without access to adequate shelter, food and water. Pray that the UN will receive the money it needs from its member countries to provide aid to suffering Syrians, and that peaceful resolutions to the conflict will soon be found

Haiti
Pray for the people of Haiti, where the cholera continues, having caused the deaths of over eight thousand people and suffering of hundreds of thousands to date. Pray that the global community ...

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May 23, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - May 23

The Jahalin Bedouin people
Pray for the Jahalin Bedouin people in the West Bank who have been displaced from their homes, marginalized by the governing authorities in their region, and terrorized by individuals who wish to do them and their children harm. Pray that there would be policies enacted to protect and serve them, and that no new legislation would be passed that would either force them to leave their land, or abandon their chosen lifestyle of raising and herding animals.

All indigenous children
Pray that the Lord would strengthen and protect indigenous children all over the world, and that ...

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May 15, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - May 16

Pibor town, South Sudan
Pray for the people of Pibor town in Jonglei State of South Sudan where violence, looting, and displacement are increasing. Pray for the Government of South Sudan and the United Nations Mission of South Sudan as they seek to address the situation. Learn about Presbyterian partners in South Sudan.

Families
On the International Day of Families, give thanks for your family. Pray for strength and all that families need for the living of these days.

Religious Freedom
Pray that all people in might have the opportunity to practice their faith in freedom.

What prayers do you ...

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May 9, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - May 9

In addition to the joys and concerns that are on your heart, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations suggests prayers for:

Pakistan
Prayers for the people of Pakistan as they struggle for democracy in the midst of violence surrounding their elections. On Tuesday, a bombing killed 15 at a campaign rally in Northwest Pakistan

Sudan and South Sudan
Prayers for the people of Abyei who face escalating violence in the territory dispute between Sudan and South Sudan. The recent killing of Tribal Chief DengKoul Deng has left the situation in the region more unstable and uncertain than ever.

Tanzania ...

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May 1, 2013

Three prayer concerns - May 1

In addition to the joys and concerns that are on your heart, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations suggests prayers for:

Libya
Prayers for people of Libya as they struggle to find nonviolent, positive, and constructive ways to express themselves in the midst of armed attacks on their governmental infrastructure.

The situation at Guantanamo Bay prison facility
Prayers for President Barack Obama as he attempts to find a resolution to the hunger strike in the Guantanamo Bay prison facility that has reportedly spread to over 100 inmates; for leaders who make decisions concerning the facility; those who serve at ...

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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 ...

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