Prayers of Gratitude and Intercession

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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 जनवरी 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 दिसंबर 2020

Pray for the upcoming Assembly in Indonesia. Pray for the planners as they adjust to a new gathering date and create protocols for a safe and enjoyable event that welcomes thousands of people to Semarang. Pray that the Spirit will be at work in the hearts and minds of all participants bringing unity in the Spirit.


15 दिसंबर 2020

Pray for the 23 member and associate member churches in Asia (Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam). Christianity is a minority in many of these countries. Pray that MWC member churches who are suffering persecution and hardship may have courage and hope to persevere.

Praise God for the Asian churches: members of the Body of Christ. May they always be united and connected to us and to each other through the bonds of the love of Jesus and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. May they care for one another, accept one another and equip one another to witness to God’s glory in this world.

09 दिसंबर 2020
  • Give thanks that Anabaptists around the world are united in faith in God’s kingdom across language and cultural differences.
  • Give thanks for the growing networks in the MWC family: mission, service, health, peace and education.
  • Pray for sisters and brothers everywhere who are struggling with weakness due to illness, violence, disaster or injustice. May we embrace them. May God’s power change everything for us all.
  • Pray for MWC General Secretary César García, and MWC Asian Representatives Agus Mayanto (Southeast Asia), Cynthia Peacock (South Asia) and Jeremiah Choi (Northeast Asia), as they lead and minister to the churches in Asia and around the world.
01 दिसंबर 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 नवंबर 2020

Lord, may we abide under the shadow of your strength. In the midst of this pandemic, may we take shelter in you, placing our trust in your deliverance. Lord, address our fears; help us face the threats of job losses, hunger and disease with courage and hope. In your love, deliver us.

(Inspired by Psalm 91)

09 नवंबर 2020

Mennonite World Conference and Anabaptists around the world are commemorating 500 years since this renewal movement began in 1525. We acknowledge moral failures of our faith predecessor in the past. Nevertheless, we also celebrate that God has raised up a global Anabaptist people whose highest loyalty is to Jesus and the Kingdom of God. Like early Anabaptists, may we be energetic missionaries, reaching across national and cultural barriers to call for repentance and teach the peacemaking way of Jesus. 

09 नवंबर 2020

Death has touched families and churches. Health care workers are worn out. The lack of personal contact and the loss of income due to the significant risk of contagion cause significant stress and misery in Anabaptist churches. Those who are not able to connect online – due to lack of knowledge or lack of tools – are extra isolated. “The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit,” (Psalm 34:18).

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09 नवंबर 2020

Lord, have mercy!

As a world-wide community of faith and life, we transcend boundaries of nationality, race, class, gender and language.

Empower us to live in the world without conforming to the powers of evil, witnessing to God's grace by serving others, caring for creation, and inviting all people to know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

We seek to walk in peace by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we confidently await Christ's return and the final fulfillment of God's kingdom.



Shared Convictions

03 नवंबर 2020

“O God, who will roll away the stone from the hearts of wounded Beirut and its affected citizens!” The Middle East Council of Churches raises a call to prayer for Lebanon.

The 4 August 2020 explosion damaged 85 percent of the country’s grain stores, left 300 000 people homeless, injured more than 5 000 people and killed almost 200 people. Three Christian hospitals and many churches and Christian schools were damaged. Many people have lost hope; this trauma adds to economic and health care challenges. Lebanon also hosts a large number of refugees. Mennonite Central Committee serves refugees in Lebanon with education, food and psychosocial care. In this crisis, MCC is working with Lebanese Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD) to provide food for the most vulnerable people. Pray for the churches who struggle to respond to the physical and spiritual well being of their neighbours when all have lost so much.

09 अक्टूबर 2020

“But Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.’” (Exodus 14:13-14) Bahati Safari Mutabesha, leader of the Mennonite Brethren church in Malawi, takes courage from this verse and calls for prayer for the church to reach its mission of bringing hope, peace and reconciliation.

09 अक्टूबर 2020

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” To allow both MWC staff and attendees to properly plan for the event, MWC has chosen to postpone Assembly 17 until 2022. Pray for wisdom as the Assembly planning teams adjust to the new date. Please continue to pray for the healing of the world, and for the Assembly.

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09 अक्टूबर 2020

प्रभु हमें ऐसा लचीलापन प्रदान करे ताकि हम अच्छे पड़ोसी बन सकें और बढ़ती महामारी के मध्य दूसरों पर अनुग्रह प्रगट कर सकें।

परमेश्वर सरकारों को बुद्धि प्रदान करे कि वे नागरिकों की आवश्यकताओं की पूर्ति कर सके और टीका उपलब्ध करवाने के लिए पर्याप्त प्रबन्ध कर सके।

आर्थिक और व्यक्तिगत नुकसान के कारण व्याप्त कष्टों के मध्य हम एक दूसरे के साथ संसार भर में एक जुट हो कर खड़े हो सकें।

उन लोगों के लिए प्रार्थना करें जो महामारी का उपयोग हिंसा और लालच के लिए कर रहे हैं। परमेश्वर उनकी योजनाओं को विफल कर दे और पवित्र आत्मा उनके ह्रदय को बदल कर इसे करुणा और उदारता से भर दे। नस्लीय, धार्मिक, और आर्थिक अन्तरों के कारण उपजने वाला क्रोध सीखने की आतुरता में बदल जाए। प्रभु यीशु की सामर्थ हिंसा को उत्प्रेरित करने वाले उनके जख्मों को चंगाई प्रदान करें।

पर्याप्त और निष्पक्ष भोजन आपूर्ति के लिए प्रार्थना करें। मौसम के कारण कमजोर फसल के साथ साथ महामारी के कारण उत्पादन, परिवहन, और आर्थिक गतिविधियों में बाधाएं कुछ क्षेत्रों में व्यापक भूखमरी को जन्म दे सकती है। प्रार्थना करें कि सभी लोगों के लिए भोजन उपलब्ध कराने के लिए विश्व भर में व्यापक प्रयास किए जाएं।

21 सितम्बर 2020

ग्लोबल चर्च शेयरिंग फण्ड कोविड 19 रिस्पाँस में उदारता से दान देने वालों के लिए परमेश्वर की स्तुति हो। प्रभु इन भेंटों को आशीष दे ताकि उन 27 समुदायों पर इसका एक स्थायी असर हो जिनके प्रस्तावों का अनुमोदन किया गया है। भोजन और अन्य सामग्रियों की भेंटों के साथ साथ सुसमाचार भी लोगों तक पहुँच सके। कलीसिया द्वारा किए जा रहे राहत प्रयासों के माध्यम से आसपड़ोस के लोगों की दशा में सुधार आए और साथ ही उनके जीवन में आत्मिक परिवर्तन भी आए। कोविड 19 रिस्पाँस की जिम्मेदारी सम्भाल रहे एमडब्ल्यूसी टास्क फोर्स के वालेंटियर्स की समर्पित सेवाओं के लिए भी प्रभु का धन्यवाद करें।

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21 सितम्बर 2020

मेनोनाइट सेन्ट्रल कमेटी के द्वारा संसार भर में मसीह के नाम पर 100 वर्षों से किए जा रहे राहत व विकास कार्यों के लिए परमेश्वर की स्तुति हो। दर्शन को नया बनाए जाने के लिए प्रार्थना करें ताकि भविष्य में आने वाली चुनौतियों का सामना रचनात्मक तरीके से, दीनता की आत्मा के साथ, और सदा मसीह के प्रेम में विवश हो कर किया जा सके।

21 सितम्बर 2020

कोलिम्बिया में शान्ति के लिए प्रार्थना करें। कोलम्बिया के कुछ भागों में इवेंजलिकल कलीसियाएं सशस्त्र संघर्ष, मानवाधिकार उल्लंघन, पैरामिलिट्री बल में नाबालिगों की भर्ती और आराधना के लिए एकत्रित होने पर पाबन्दियों जैसी समस्याओं का सामना कर रहे हैं। जुलाई में, एक पासवान को अपना शहर छोड़ना पड़ा क्योंकि उनकी किशोर पुत्रियों को पैरामिलिट्री बलों द्वारा धमकाया गया। इग्लेसिया क्रिस्टियाना मेनोनिटा डे कोलम्बिया (आईएमसीओएल) की शान्ति संस्था जस्तापाज़ इन कलीसियाओं के साथ एकजुट हो कर खड़ी है और इनके लिए प्रार्थना का निवदेन किया है।

21 सितम्बर 2020

भारत, पाकिस्तान, वियतनाम, और चीन में धार्मिक कारणों से सताए जाने वाले समुदायों के लिए प्रार्थना करें। परमेश्वर उनके विश्वास को दृढ़ बनाए रखे और हिंसा को शान्ति में बदल देने की रचनात्मकता प्रदान करे।

21 सितम्बर 2020

Give us the power


Give us the power to trust each other
and to choose the sustainable way
that frees your creation from distress.

Give us the power to share knowledge
and to seek for sustainable solutions
that allow future generations to live on

Give us the power to cooperate
to take decisions and actions
that bear fruit sustainably.

Give us the power
through your Holy Spirit

You who saw that it was good.

On the day after tomorrow as in the beginning.

For your kingdom come
and your glory shine
for ever.


—This prayer is taken from the book Dancing with the Golden Frog: Global Warming and the Lord’s Prayer, by Herman Heijn, pastor at Doopsgezinde Gemeente Haarlem, Netherlands. Submitted by Creation Care Task Force member Rebecca Froese, a member of Mennonite Church Hamburg-Altona, Germany.

Christians across the world are walking in spirit toward care for creation. This #SeasonofCreation celebration takes place 1 September to 4 October 2020.


10 सितम्बर 2020


God of all the earth –

Take us outside to your holy places. Take us out beyond our walls, out where we can see our neighbours, out past the garden with its ripe tomatoes and fat watermelons. Out where flowers bloom yellow and pink and sway in the wind. Out to the soil we came from and the place where we no longer have words for what we see but can only say how small we are.
There – out there – bend down. Make mud with your spit; smear it on our eyes.

And when the clay cakes and cracks and we turn our faces to your vast world, may we see grace, not despair, and a harvest so plentiful it distresses us.

This prayer by Jennifer Schrock is based on an outdoor worship service that took place at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen, Indiana, USA. Jennifer Schrock serves on MWC’s Creation Care Task Force.

Christians across the world are walking in spirit toward care for creation. This #SeasonofCreation celebration takes place 1 September to 4 October 2020.





31 अगस्त 2020