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Building on our earlier prayers of intercession, we are incorporating the Prayer Cycle issued by the World Council of Churches, which seeks to pray for every country in the world throughout the year, thus reminding us we are part of the global church and not just working in isolation in this little corner of North East Fife. Each week we will pray for a different group of countries.
We are also including the Prayer Cycle issued by the organisation Open Doors, which supports Christians, both practically and spiritually, in countries where people are persecuted for their faith. Open Doors recently published a World Watch List which lists the top 50 countries in the world where this is the case, four of which are mentioned above.
We also pray regularly for our Mission partners Keith and Ida Waddell based in Malawi.
We are reminded in scripture that we are the body of Christ, and if one part suffers, every part suffers with it, so by standing alongside our brothers and sisters in prayer, this can be one small contribution towards Christian Unity and a reminder not to take our freedom to worship for granted.
Give us wisdom Lord to be faithful to what You call us to be, using our unique gifts wisely in the tasks before us, seeking You in prayer before making decisions. Help us to follow the Spirit's leading. Let us not be silent about our faith, we have good news to share so may we be strengthened in our mission to represent God's love to the world.
A Prayer Calling for Justice
by Chris Polhill
may we hear you calling for justice:
through the poor in a world of plenty;
through those oppressed by harsh regimes;
in the voices of the victims of religious legalism;
in the cries of the earth polluted by human greed;
in places where economies downgrade talent;
and efficiency outweighs care;
in the voices of the vulnerable in our hamlets and cities.
May the peace we seek
reflect your justice
and express your compassion and care.
Through Jesus Christ, who refused to bow to despots and deals.