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"That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
—2 Corinthians 5:19-20

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 Global Mission Prayer Guide
June 5, 2017 

 

In this week’s global prayers, we lift up:

South Sudan

Pray for traveling mercies for Global Mission worker Athanasus Ungang as he journeys from South Sudan to the United States for home leave. Pray for a rejuvenating time of rest and reconnection with his family, that he may be recharged to continue the taxing work for peace and human need in South Sudan. Athanasus will attend Annual Conference as well as participate in a STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) training.

Athanasus Ungang with children
Athanasus Ungang (at right) working with children in South Sudan. Photo by John Jones.

 

Global

Pray for countries throughout the world suffering large acts of violence.

Pray for the people of Kabul, Afghanistan. A bombing in the city’s diplomatic quarter killed at least 85 people last week. Several more lives were lost a few days later when suicide bombers attacked a funeral.

Pray for the United Kingdom where 29 people died within two weeks in attacks in Manchester and London. Pray for healing for the hundreds who were injured.

In the United States, pray for those grieving the six lives that were lost in a workplace shooting in Orlando, Fla. Pray for measures to reduce guns as steps toward increasing peace.

Pray for places where lives are lost daily but where the victims’ names never reach global consciousness. Pray that war and fighting may be no more.

United States

The Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry’s summer season is in full swing! Pray for participants of the following workcamps taking place this week, that they remain safe and healthy and that they gain valuable experience and learning from the communities with whom they are serving. Pray that they sense the heart of God in service to others.

Hosted by Saving Grace Church of the Brethren, 11 senior high youth and their advisors spend this week with ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) in North Fort Myers, Fla. There they will aid in construction and farming projects while learning about ECHO’s sustainable agriculture and hunger-prevention work around the world.

10 senior high workcamp participants are serving with Principe de Paz Church of the Brethren in Santa Ana, Calif. Together they will serve low-income and homeless communities throughout the city and work with the children’s ministries of the church.

22 junior high youth and their advisors will interact with several Brethren ministries in Harrisburg, Pa. The group will be hosted by Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren and will assist with the church’s vacation Bible school. Participants will serve with the Brethren Housing Association to prepare homes for people experiencing homelessness. Brethren Community Ministries will lead the group in peace education activities.

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