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This week we pray for…
PRAYERS and PRAISES
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee,
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not,
As Thou hast been,Thou forever wilt be.
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above;
Join with all nature in manifold witness,
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own great presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside. - Thomas O. Chisholm
We continue in prayer for Archbishop Mor Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim and Archbishop Boulos Yazaji, Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo who were were kidnapped on the 22nd of April 2013. Executive Director Gary Holloway met Yuhanna Ibrahim in 2011 at the Global Christian Forum.
Please forward to all you would have join us in prayer.
February 11, 2012: Pacific Rim Ministries’ Darryl and Carol Krause report news of a major earthquake striking the Philippines early this week. As news filtered through to us during the day and later we learned that we have missed most of the destruction which hit many of the areas we have worked in during past years to the east and south of our island. Our islands had damage in some towns near us and in Iloilo City but other places were devastated with whole villages going under mud and dirt slides. The damage is still being assessed as anything happening away for the city often takes a long time to report. Please pray for those who were killed and made homeless.
June 14, 2011: Wednesday, June 15 there will be a meeting of ACTS (Action for Churches Together in Scotland) to decide the fate of Scottish Churches House in Dunblane. Special prayers are requested today for this unique ecumenical gathering place, with a medieval chapel on its grounds, used for courses and conferences by both lay and clerical bodies.
June 1, 2011: Please pray for the continuation of Scottish Churches House, a unique ecumenical conference centre in Dunblane, Scotland. It is in danger of being closed and the site sold.
May 22, 2011: Massive tornado passes through Joplin, Missouri. Prayers and relief donations are needed. Updates and ways to help can be found at www.ides.org
May 17, 2011: Natural disaster continues to affect community worldwide. Prayers and responses to Healing Hands International www.hhi.org, Disaster Relief Effort www.disasterreliefeffort.org/, International Disaster Emergency Service, Inc. www.ides.org, and Week of Compassion www.weekofcompassion.org make a positive difference.
April 30, 2011: Financial struggles are a reality. Pray for positive results in fundraising.
April 15, 2011: Thanks to technology, we receive email letters of blessing and thanks for God’s provision in connecting us with one another. Pray for the new, often small congregations who we now know as family.
March 11, 2011: Earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Pray for those lost and those who survive. Financial support can be routed through:
Healing Hands International www.hhi.org
International Disaster Emergency Service, Inc. www.ides.org
Week of Compassion www.weekofcompassion.org
March 10, 2011: Chestnut St. Church of Christ (Pastor Sid Paine) and First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (Interim Pastor Deborah Owen) in Hoopeston observed Ash Wednesday together in a noon day service at First Christian Church. God is good! -Deborah Owen
February 21, 2011: Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Pray for victims and their families as they experience the fear and uncertainty of new quakes. News at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/
Donations can be forwarded through:
Week of Compassion http://www.weekofcompassion.org/ or
Disciples Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries http://www.globalministries.org/
January 18-25: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Pray that we may find ways to unite under Christ’s lordship.
January 8, 2011: Shooting in Tuscon, Arizona. Pray for continued healing of this community.
January, 2011: Flooding in Queensland, Australia. Pray for relief donations www.cofcqld.com.au
January, 2011: Flooding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pray for struggling victims.
December 20, 2010: Gordon Stirling dies. Pray in thanksgiving for the lifetime of this wonderful, gracious man.