Prayers of Gratitude and Intercession

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The national health system in Portugal has been very brave, but in January, Portugal’s case numbers rose to the highest per capita in Europe. Hospitals are overwhelmed and protective equipment is in short supply. Pray for intervention.—José Arrais

11 Februari 2021

“And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints” (1 Thessalonians 3:12-13).

Bishop Safari Mutabesha, president of Mennonite Brethren Church Malawi, calls for prayer. Coronavirus cases increased drastically in December with many deaths resulting. Most of his church members are day labourers who live far from medical facilities. “Some of our members are infected (tested positive) and are staying in isolation but have no food,” he writes. Food is scarce in January and February and harvests are far off.

11 Februari 2021

Pray for Gilgal Mission Trust. President Paul Phinehas writes: “Our pastors in our conference are undergoing a lot of financial crises due to lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions. From March 2020 to December 2020 all our churches were closed. All our congregation livelihood opportunities are completely shattered. Many of our congregation are daily labourers and many are working in textiles companies [where demand has dried]. Prices have gone up, but unemployment is more now. Mostly youths lose their studies and youngsters become jobless. Everyone is in a difficult situation both financially and mentally. We kindly request you to pray for us to overcome this situation.” 

11 Februari 2021

Pray that our local congregations find ways to model the love of Christ in their communities which struggle with illness and death due to the pandemic, while at the same time learning how to bridge the political and racial divisions which also exist. Pray that the spirit of unity would bring healing and resilience.

07 Januari 2021

Praise God for the technologies that keep us connected while restrictions keep us apart. May the Spirit give us wisdom to follow Jesus faithfully wherever we are.

07 Januari 2021

Praise God for young people with their energy and desire to learn. May they seek out wise mentors who encourage them to adapt to new ways. May they find opportunities to use their skills in service of the world. May the church welcome young people to grow in leadership and explore new ways of being faithful.

07 Januari 2021

Meserete Kristos Church (MKC) is in the process of discerning God's directions for the coming five years: please pray for us to complete our five-year strategic plan preparation. The situation in the northern region of Ethiopia is in a better condition than one month ago. The MKC members and the community in those areas need trauma healing. There is also a request for peacebuilding training. Pray for us to get resources to do so. Humanitarian organizations are helping the people with basic needs. MKC Relief and Development Association is looking for resources to assist people in communities where MKC churches serve.

—submitted by Desalegn Abebe Ejo  

07 Januari 2021

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you?” (James 2:14). With these words, Iglesia Cristiana Menonita De Colombia speaks out against the killing of hundreds of farmers, social leaders, indigenous people, demobilized paramilitaries, and their families. They call the church to practice nonviolence as a way of life; incorporate themes of justice, reconciliation and peace in our teaching, preaching and singing; accompany those who are victims of violence; invite those who commit violence to accept the gospel’s call to repentance and a transformed life; practice solidarity. May we hear their call; may God strengthen us for the long work of seeking justice and building peace.

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07 Januari 2021

“The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) Lord, thank you for your patience with us. May we live out our repentence. As we receive your grace, may our lives may call others to come to you.

07 Januari 2021

Thank you, God, for MWC’s regional representatives who labour to represent the situation of churches in their region to MWC and represent MWC’s resources and opportunities to the churches. This work is more difficult now without large conference gatherings and opportunities to visit with church leaders. Give resources to meet the challenges when internet access is poor or relationships with leaders had not been previously established.

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07 Januari 2021

Thank you, Lord, for the unprecedented scientific collaboration and focussed development and testing that allowed a vaccine for COVID-19 to be developed so quickly. We pray for justice in vaccine distribution. May world leaders prioritize not only their own citizens but an equitable distribution of vaccines around the world as a public health good.

 

Praise God for the sacrificial work of health care workers who have given themselves in acts of solidarity, generosity and kindness for those who are most vulnerable, afflicted and in need.  Through their practical help and pastoral and psychosocial accompaniment, they show God’s love in the midst of crisis. Thank you for these lights of hope that bring comfort and peace. Renew their faith, trust and hope.

07 Januari 2021

Dear Lord, as we enter this new year, steady our hearts to spread the gospel of peace. May we follow your Spirit as we work for transformation and justice in this world. Lord, give us courage to proclaim this message in word and action, especially in places where there is corruption, persecution and natural disasters. Thank you for Jesus’ peacemaking example.

07 Januari 2021

We thank you, God, for sending Jesus, our light. We rejoice that “the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light” (Matthew 4:16, NRSV). May the Holy Spirit continue to guide our way.

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21 Desember 2020

Berdoa untuk acara Temu Raya yang akan diselenggarakan di Indonesia. Berdoa untuk semua perencanaan yang dilakukan agar Temu Raya dapat dilaksanakan secara aman dan termasuk semua penyesuaian yang ada, karena panitia berharap dapat menyambut ribuan orang yang akan hadir ke Semarang dengan baik. Berdoa agar Roh Kudus bekerja dalam hati dan akal budi semua orang yang akan hadir untuk membawa semangat persatuan dalam Roh Kudus.

15 Desember 2020

Berdoa bagi 23 sinode gereja-gereja yang ada di Asia (Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jepang, Myanmar, Nepal, Filippina, Korea Selatan, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam) yang telah menjadi anggota maupun calon anggota MWC. Bagi banyak di negara-negara ini, kekristenan adalah minoritas. Berdoa agar sinode-sinode gereja anggota MWC yang mengalami penderitaan karena penganiayaan dan tekanan memiliki semangat dan harapan untuk terus bertahan.

Bersyukur untuk gereja-gereja di Asia yang merupakan bagian dari Tubuh Kristus. Semoga mereka tetap disatukan dan tetap terjalin hubungan yang baik antar mereka dan juga dengan kita semua melalui ikatan kasih Yesus dan persekutuan dalam Roh Kudus. Semoga mereka memperhatikan satu dengan yang lain, saling menerima satu dengan yang lain dan saling melengkapi satu dengan yang lain untuk dipakai menjadi saksi kemuliaan Tuhan bagi dunia ini.

09 Desember 2020
  • Bersyukur karena kaum Anabaptis dari seluruh dunia disatukan dalam iman dalam kerajaan Tuhan walapun berbeda bahasa dan budaya.
  • Bersyukur untuk jejaring antar anggota MWC yang terus tumbuh, yaitu melalui : misi, pelayanan, kesehatan, misi perdamain dan pendidikan.
  • Berdoa untuk saudari dan saudara semua dimanapun berada, khususnya yang dalam kelemahan karena penyakit, tindakan kekerasan, bencana alam ataupun mengalami ketidakadilan. Biarlah kiranya kita terus mengingat mereka. Semoga kekuatan dari Tuhan mampu mengubah semuanya untuk kebaikan kita bersama.
  • Berdoa bagi Sekretaris Umum MWC, César García, dan Perwakilan MWC di Asia yaitu : Agus Mayanto (Asia Tenggara), Cynthia Peacock (Asia Selatan) dan Jeremiah Choi (Asia Timur Laut), agar mereka dapat memimpin dan melayani gereja-gereja di Asia dan di seluruh dunia.
01 Desember 2020

“At present, our hope is in God alone.” Leaders of MWC national member church Meserete Kristos Church in Ethiopia call the global Anabaptist family to pray with them. “We need peace to continue bringing the good news of Jesus Christ.” MKC has four congregations and almost two dozen church planting centres in the Tigray region where the federal and regional government have been in armed conflict for two weeks. Reports of 10,000-25,000 people have fled to neighbouring Sudan and Eritrea. Join MKC in fasting and prayer for peace, individually and collectively.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

23 November 2020

Tuhan, kiranya kami tetap tinggal di bawah naungan kekuatanMu. Di tengah pandemi ini, kiranya kami tetap terlindungi dalamMU, menaruh kepercayaan kami pada kuasa pembebasanMU. Tuhan, enyahkanlah ketakutan kami; bantu kami untuk menghadapi ancaman kehilangan pekerjaan, kelaparan dan penyakit dengan keberanian dan harapan. Dalam cintaMu, bebaskanlah kami.

(Mazmur 91)

09 November 2020

Konferensi Mennonite Dunia dan Anabaptis di seluruh dunia sedang memperingati 500 tahun sejak gerakan pembaruan ini dimulai pada tahun 1525. Kami mengakui kegagalan moral dari para pendahulu kami di masa lalu. Namun, kami juga merayakan bagaimana Tuhan telah membangkitkan kaum Anabaptis global yang sungguh setia  kepada Yesus dan Kerajaan Allah. Seperti kaum Anabaptis mula-mula, kiranya kami menjadi misionaris yang bersemangat, menjangkau dengan melintasi batas negara dan budaya untuk menyerukan pertobatan dan menciptakan perdamaian seperti yang telah Yesus ajarkan.

09 November 2020

Kematian telah menimpa banyak keluarga dan gereja. Tenaga kesehatan mengalami kelelahan. Kurangnya kontak pribadi dan hilangnya pendapatan karena risiko penularan yang signifikan telah menyebabkan stres dan kesengsaraan yang signifikan di kalangan gereja-gereja Anabaptis. Mereka yang tidak dapat terhubung secara online - dikarenakan kurangnya pengetahuan atau kurangnya alat - sangat terisolasi. “TUHAN itu dekat kepada orang-orang yang patah hati, dan Ia menyelamatkan orang-orang yang remuk jiwanya” (Mazmur 34:18-TB)

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09 November 2020

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