Monday, June 10, 2013

WCC Ecumenical Prayer Cycle: Angola and Mozambique

Luanda, Angola.
As I wrote about in a post a few months ago, part of my vicarage at Saint Peter's Church this year is 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 (9 June - 15 June) are Angola and Mozambique. While the paragraph below provides information on current events (with links to related news stories), check out the week's WCC page for additional prayer resources:
We pray for a peaceful run-up to this November’s elections in Mozambique, a country that has remained largely stable since its first multi-party elections in the early 1990s.  We give thanks and pray for continued peace and recovery in Angola following its’ decades-long civil war which ended in 2002 and took the lives of over 500,000 persons.  We pray that increased wealth from natural resource extraction in both countries is used to assist their many citizens who still live in extreme poverty.  
God's peace,

Dustin currently serves as 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 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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