Thursday, March 12, 2009

Prayer for Thursday, March 12

March 12, 2009

Day 14 : Prayer for the people of Timor-Leste

Scripture for reflection: Isaiah 58:6-12

Prayer: We look north to the nation of Timor Leste, a country emerging from pain
and foreign rule, a people in whose culture and life you, deep God, have
invested yourself. We invite you to remember them, their yearning for
peace toughened through Dili fires, their desire for security deepened by
homelessness, their hope for a positive future shaken as a wounded leader
struggled for life and faith so evidently present. We pray for cooperation
between clans, medicines for healing, staff to listen and respond and
international solidarity that sustains the spirit. We pray for our partner Igreja
Protestante iha Timor Lorosa’e (the Protestant Church in Timor-Leste)−
for sound and responsive leadership, openness to all people and a life shaped
by your Word, Jesus Christ himself, through whom we pray. Amen.

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