Sunday, March 29, 2009

Prayer for Sunday, March 29

5th Sunday : What hour is it?

Scripture for reflection: John 12:20-33

Reflection – Tipping Point
A tipping point has been reached.
At last the world recognises the need for conversion.
The future rests in the hearts and minds of humanity.
Are we able to let go of our ‘idols’?
Can we let our destructive addictions die?
Can we replace consumerism with an economy of love?
These are the questions that need answering.
The answers to these questions will determine the future of our world.
What will the future be?
We have heaven and hell in our hands. Which one will we let go of?
God, may there be a future for our grandchildren’s grandchildren.

Prayer for Lent Event project : Solomon Islands

Scripture for reflection: Psalm 107:23-32

Prayer: When the earth shakes, the seas invade, and loved ones are swept away, we
believe, great God, you feel the pain in your heart. We can hardly imagine the
bewilderment and panic people experienced in the west of the Solomon Islands
during the tsunami of Easter weekend 2007. They live now with recurring fears,
underlying anxiety and an unclear future. We pray for people too afraid to come
off the hills and too unsettled to make firm plans. Release resources to restore
communities, rebuild homes and re-establish lives. May the provision of basic
health care, mobile clinics, simple equipment and training for nurses be a sign
of hope and a promise of enduring life, especially in remote centres. Strengthen
those who need to lead and sustain those who provide support. When events
can be forgotten by those of us on firmer land, keep these people in our hearts
as we live with them as a communion of saints, gathered by your Son, Jesus
Christ, through whom we pray. Amen.

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