Champions Pray

 

Prayer is a powerful way to help people around the world who experience poverty and persecution. The first Wednesday of each month, join with other Champions in Champions Pray: an intentional time of bringing the work of PWS&D and the people
benefitting from the projects we support to God in prayer.

Prayer Guide – November 6, 2019 at 7 pm

 

Opening Prayer

“Then God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light.” Genesis 1:3

Architect of the Universe,

Your voice called out over the deep and darkness and brought forth light.

Your voice called out over the waters and brought forth life.

Your voice called out over this earth and brought forth our very beings.

Your voice continues to call out in our Universe and bring new hope and new life.

Help us to hear Your voice above the hum of the highway and the buzz of the business talk.

Help us to hear Your voice in the cries of children, in the soft tones of the sick, in the pleas of the poor.

May we hear, listen, and respond to Your voice in our lives and in our world.

In Your name we pray. Amen.

Written by Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, http://rev-o-lution.org. From Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

 

Pray for PWS&D’s Relief Work

Remember in prayer those affected by civil conflict in Yemen and Syria as PWS&D continues to respond.

Pray about any other recent crises of which you have become aware, and for a world in which these do not occur.

Pray for Refugees

Pray that the refugees who have been welcomed into your local community continue to have their needs met and find peace and companionship.

Local Prayers

Pray for the leaders in your congregation to be open to how God is leading you to share the work of PWS&D in your congregation.

Pray for any events coming up this month in your local congregation/community.

Pray for Champions in other churches who are organizing events to raise funds and bring awareness to the important work of PWS&D.

Pray for PWS&D’s Development Work

Pray for our work empowering and protecting the health of young women and girls in India, for whom early marriage is a very common
practice. PWS&D works with the Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI) to raise awareness and knowledge of sexual and
reproductive health and provide girls with a network of support so they can decide their own future.

Choose a country from the map at the bottom of the page, and pray for the work that PWS&D is doing there.

 

We pray for the poor, hungry, and neglected in   ,

that their cries for daily bread may inspire works of compassion and mercy among those to whom much has been given.

We pray for the farmers with limited or marginal land in ,

for those who lack access to water and other resources,

and for the light of research and support services to shine in the lives of all God’s people.

We pray for an end to pandemic disease in ,

particularly those exacerbated by lack of nutritious food and outright hunger;

that plagues of death may no longer fuel poverty, destabilize nations, and inhibit reconciliation and restoration throughout the world.

We pray for an end to the waste and desecration of God’s creation, for access to the fruits of creation to be shared equally among all people,

and for communities and nations to find sustenance in the fruits of the earth and the water God has given us.

We pray for all nations and people who already enjoy the abundance of creation and the blessings of prosperity,

that their hearts may be lifted up to the needs of the poor and afflicted, and partnerships between rich and poor

for the reconciliation of the world may flourish and grow.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Amen.

Meditation

Spend some time in silence, contemplating anything God might want to communicate to you.

Closing Prayer

Our Father, who art in Heaven

Hallowed be your name

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done

On Earth as it is in Heaven

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our trespasses

As we forgive those who trespass against us

And lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from the evil one

For thine is the kingdom

The power and the glory

Forever and ever, Amen.

 

Thank you for participating in Champions Pray.

Your efforts are helping to bring about a more sustainable, compassionate and just world.

Please contact eclarke@presbyterian.ca if you have any questions or would like a request included on next month’s prayer list.

For more worship resources, visit WeRespond.ca/worship.

Adapted from Canadian Foodgrains Bank

(foodgrainsbank.ca/resources).