Monday, August 13, 2018

prayers for Oceania

The World Council of Churches prayer cycle for Week 34 (19-25 August) includes the people of the Pacific islands: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa and the French Overseas Territories of New Caledonia (Kanaky) and French Polynesia (Tahiti).

We particularly remember our deaconess sisters in Fiji in the Methodist Church of Fiji.

God, good and gracious Healer, be present with our brothers and sisters in Fiji. Thank you for creating them with a culture that values deep, intimate relationship. May we learn from their value of community.
"O Lord, our palm trees can no longer hide us from the world. Strengthen our hearts that we may
look with confidence to the future; through Christ our Lord. AMEN."
      (from "With All God's People", WCC Geneva)

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