Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
O God, who formed creation and made each living thing,
We’ve seen the devastation that war and conflict bring.
We long to stop the violence and end the scourge of war;
We yearn for peace and justice, now and forevermore.
On Saturday, October 20, the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Monmouth held their gathering at the First Presbyterian Church of Belmar.
This particular gathering included a celebration, early, of the birth of the United Nations - United Nations Day.
Participants heard a report on the 2012 Churchwide Gathering and had ...
On United Nations Day - October 24, 2012 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon challenges the peoples and nations of the world to "reaffirm our individual commitment and our collective resolve to live up to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and build a better world for all."
United Nations Day - October 24 - marks the birthday of the UN.
The UN Charter entered into force on October 24, 1945 - 67 years ago.
How will you celebrate this day? Here are some ideas:
Listen to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's UN Day message.
God of compassion, walk alongside all of your global stewards who work to create a more just and peaceful world. Equip the United Nations community with a sense of urgency and humility that lets your will be done. Each day you give bread enough for all, grant us also the wisdom to ensure that everyone has enough. Teach the world’s leaders to forgive, to extend welcome across borders. Show the world a new path beyond greed, oppression, and division. We pray for a world united. We pray for the power to save succeeding generations from war. We pray for ...
Redeemer and Reconciler,
We give thanks for the work of the United Nations and for our sisters and brothers whom you have called to serve within that system. We are thankful that you call women and men from every land. We honor their work, their gifts, and their sacrifice. We pray for those who have given their lives in service; for their families and communities who grieve such loss.
We ask for your strength to be with each individual:
who cares for brothers and sisters who are made vulnerable and are oppressed;
who bears witness to evil and seeks healing ...