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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
September 5, 2017 


In the prayers for this week from Global Mission and Service Office, we lift up:


Pray for the millions of Yemenis affected by an ongoing civil war, funded and fueled by countries from throughout the world. According to UN reports, more than 10,000 civilians have been killed since the conflict began in 2015. Three million Yemenis have been displaced from their homes, and 17 million of Yemen's 26 million people lack sufficient food. Aid groups call the situation a humanitarian disaster, especially as a cholera epidemic has killed 2,000 people, with death tolls still rising. The Saudi-led coalition, which is armed by the United States, has been accused of blocking the delivery of aid and of failing to protect citizens from the destruction of its air strikes.

Pray for peace. Pray for relief. Pray for an end to the global war machine.

United States

Following the recent rescission of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, let us pray for all those affected by the implications and uncertainty, including Erick, a longtime Church of the Brethren member and a DACA recipient who shared these thoughts:

"It saddens me that people like me have to prove our humanity… I ask you to please stand with the DACA program. Please support us. Some of us are teachers, policemen, firefighters, lawyers, etc. … I want to impact my community in a positive manner by being a healthcare provider. I want to be a part of the change, and contribute to society. I long to be a part of this country, which is the only country I have truly known at a personal level."

Read more of Erick's story.


Pray for the Rohingya people, a largely Muslim minority group who have long been persecuted and denied citizenship in their home country. They have been victim to massacres and village burnings at the hand of the government’s military as well as Buddhist vigilante groups. Violence has intensified in recent weeks after Rohingya insurgents attacked security forces. The military has responded with a deadly crackdown, reportedly killing hundreds of civilians as they tried to flee. The United Nations reports that at least 123,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar since late last month, with as many as 15,000 refugees crossing into Bangladesh each day. Hundreds have died on the journey, and overcrowded, squalid camps await them.

Lord, have mercy.

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