Monday, February 11, 2013

WCC Ecumenical Prayer Cycle: Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

The river Alzette, Luxembourg
As I wrote about in a recent post, part of my vicarage at Saint Peter's Church this year is providing a supplemental paragraph about countries in the weekly Ecumenical Prayer Cycle created by the World Council of Churches. We pray for each country listed in the prayer cycle during the Intercessory Prayers at Saint Peter's on Sundays and the paragraph is included in our bulletin insert to provide context for those intercessions.

This week's countries (2/10 - 2/16) are Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. While the paragraph below provides some basic information, check out their WCC page for additional prayer resources.
We pray this week for Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and all Eurozone countries continuing to face budget cuts and a weak economy.  We pray for Luxembourg as it begins a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council for the first time.  We give thanks for strong efforts in Belgium to develop renewable energy technologies.
God's peace,

Dustin is currently a vicar at the Lutheran Office for World Community and Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan, having recently completed his second year of a Masters of Divinity program at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. While seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, his focus is on the intersection between worship, service and justice building in de-centralized faith communities unencumbered by a traditional church building. In his free time, Dustin likes playing frisbee, hiking and pretending to know how to sing.

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