Prayer Requests

As Christians we stand in  all people and especially those who stand on the edges of society. We post prayers and in support of other students, SCMs and Christians around the world.

  1. Pray for Romani people on International Romani Day

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    God,

    Creator of all races and ethnicities,

    We praise you for the gift of cultural diversity in our world.

    Thank you for all our differences.

    Thank you that we can all learn to live together.

     

    Lord today we praise you for the Romani community

    We ask that you help us to work with them to create equal societies

    We thank you that they have manged to maintain there culture.

    We pray that we can recognize our problems and work together to fix them.

     

    God,

    Creator of all nations, countries and states.

    We thank you for all our lands

    We thank you for all our strengths.

    Thank you that we can love one another.

     

    Lord help us create an equal world.

    In your name

    Armen

     

     

     

     

     

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  2. Pray with us for Colombia ahead of the WSCF GA (General Assembly)

     

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    Our staff and Offices are In Colombia and around the world are busy preparing for the WSCF GA ( General Assembly) lets pray for the people of Colombia and for them.

    Dear god.

    Thank you for our brothers and sisters the whole world over.

    Lord, we lift up prayer for our Colombia.

    We ask that you would bless Colombia  with your wisdom, your love, and your compassion. May the  people  be pursuing for you individually and corporately.

    Let all of Colombia peoples be filled with the presence of your great compassion toward ourselves and toward all living beings. 

    Lord, help them to change life’s 

    lord help them to work together 

    lord help them to be good. 

    Gracious Father, we pray for  WSCF Global. Fill it with  truth  and peace

    Eternal God, in whom the whole family of earth is one, breathe your spirit into our hearts that we may establish a community of trust and fellowship and justice 

    Lord help us to change life’s 

    Lord help us to work together 

    lord help us to be good. 

    In your gracious love now and forever and more 

    Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  3. A prayer for the new year!

    Pray with WSCF-E for 2015 

     

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     “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present”

    Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

    Dear  Father, 

    Loving God, inspire us with courage and hope as we embark on this New Year.

    Thank you for new opportunities and help we have been given for the last year. 

    Be with us now so that we  are strengthened to inspire  and  to delight in diversity

    Help us to be builders of community with the whole family of Creation.

    Help us to keep learning throughout the next year of our lives. 

    May we always live connected to You, to the earth

    and to each other in solidarity and love,

    Through Christ our Lord,

    Amen.

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  4. Pray with us for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Father in heaven we praise you that so many people love us.

    Thank you most of all for your own great and wonderful love.

    Make us loving too grant that we may show our love by helping other people, for the sake of Jesus.

    Today we pray for all those women who despite suffering from violence, continue to care for family and children, to grow and prepare food, carry water, earn a living and offer support to others.

    We pray for women who are trafficked as domestic or sex workers; for women who are raped and do not know how to find words to name their pain or a way into the future.

    We pray for transformation of our societies which often find it easier to judge the victims of violence than to solve the problems of injustice

    We pray that women’s voices may be heard and taken into account in all peace and reconciliation work.

    We pray for right and just relations between women and men that together we may transform and overcome violence in all its forms and learn to celebrate our diversity and interdependence

    God, our loving father, thank you that you never change

    Thank you that nothing can ever happen that will make you alter

    You are the one true god and maker of all

    In Jesus name

    Amen.

    For more about UN Campaign for elimination of violence against women click here!

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  5. Prayer for the Mexican missing students.

     

    This past Sept 26, some students of the Manuel Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School in Ayotzinapa were intercepted, kidnapped and many of them remain missing.  Please pray with WSCF-E  for these missing students. 

     

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    For the many missing students.

    We pray for you

    We pray that you are safe

    We pray that you are not hurting

    We pray For those and things that keep you away from home

    We pray that they will change.

    We pray for world leaders

    Please lease guide the leaders of the world

    Help them make the world safe

    For the missing students we pray for you

    In gods name

    Armen.

     

    To find out more about the missing students you can read about the solidarity campaign ran by the World Student Christian Federation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the statement  here .

     

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  6. Pray for those affected by the Ebola Virus.

    As the Ebola outbreak crises continues pray with us for those affected.

     

    Great father in heaven, thank you for doctors and nurses 

    Great father in heaven, thank you for aid workers and policy makers

    Tend thy sick ones, O lord Christ

    rest thy weary ones.

    bless the dying. 

    soothe thy suffering ones. 

    pity thine afflicted ones. 

    shield the joyous ones. 

    and all for thy loves sakes.

    Amen 

     

     

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  7. Pray for Hong Kong

    Pray For Hong Kong with us amidst their  pro-democracy demonstrations.

     

    Space counts for nothing, lord with thee 

    they love enfolds each family 

    across the ocean, far away 

    and here at here where now we pray  

    and praise thee for thy care this day 

     

    Please guide the leaders of many different countries 

    at the meeting where they try, by working together, to

    make the world a better and a safer place. Help them

    to want peace and show them how 

    they can share  the world.

     

    dear father of the world family,

    please take care of  the people of Hong Kong 

    keep them safe from danger,

    and help them find peace. 

     

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  8. Prayer for International Youth Day!

     

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    Today is International Youth Day! International Youth day is a campaign by the United Nations to help support youth around the world. This year the campaign focuses on supporting youth will mental health issues. Pray with us for people with mental health problems and for the youth around the world!

    A Prayer for people suffering with mental health issues:

    Dear Lord of Mercy and Father of Comfort, You are the One I turn to for help in moments of weakness and times of need. 

    Dear Lord, I ask you to strengthen those who suffer with mental health issues and  for them to have the power to:

    Ask for help 

    To recognize their victories 

    And to love themselves 

    Dear Lord, I ask you to give us all the tools  to support those suffering with mental health problems equip us with

    Empathy to understand their problems 

    love  for them always 

    and  the strength to keep on supporting them. 

    All of this I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.

    Amen 

    A Prayer for youth:

    O God, we pray and for you

    to guide and protect young people

    from the dangers that are ever present in our world today.

    Be with them, as they experience both sickness and health,

    sorrow and joy,

    loneliness and friendship,

    success and failure.

    Gracious God,

    give to them the courage and strength

    to make the right decisions

    as they journey through life.

    Through the power of the Holy Spirit,

    may they experience your loving care.

    We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord.

    Amen.

     

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  9. WSCF statement on worsening situation in Gaza

    We refuse to abandon our humanity.
    We will never become blind, deaf, dumb, and unthinking.

    Gaza and the curious Israeli “equality”

    What to condemn? What to understand? What to promote? … What is the reality in Palestine?

    The World Student Christian recently held an inter-regional programme on Overcoming Violence in the Middle East and visited Palestine to “come and see” more about the realities there. Hosted by our student Christian movement in Palestine, the Palestinian Youth Ecumenical Movement (PYEM), our students shared their vision for peace, and for justice, and their commitment to work with Muslim, and Jewish, sisters and brothers in the region and all people committed to just peace around the world for the full humanity of the Palestinian, and Israeli, people.

    As the violence in Gaza increases we cannot stay silent but must join the World Council of Churches and many others in condemning the extreme violence by the Israeli government and express our concern for the lives, dignity, and humanity of the Palestinian, and Israeli, people. We will bring the situation of Palestine to our upcoming General Assembly for a more specific policy definition.

    Background

    Three young Israelis were kidnapped and killed in Halhoul, West Bank, between the 12th and 30th of June 2014.

    Tuesday 1st of July, a Palestinian youth was kidnapped, tortured, doused with gasoline, forced to drink gasoline, lit on fire, and therefore burned alive from the inside and outside by Israelis as an act of revenge for the deaths of the Israeli youths, which has been confirmed by Israeli police.

    These terrible events are a police affair for both Palestinians and Israelis.

    Some days later, a group declaring to be a part of ISIS (newly self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) in Palestine declared themselves responsible for the murders.

    The Israeli government has subsequently declared that the responsible party was a Hamas group, without sharing proof, and declared that they were going to punish all those responsible.

    Our Questions

    There are many questions in our minds around this affair.

    How can it be possible to know that Hamas is responsible if the full investigation has not been performed or completed? Is the Israeli government taking political decisions in place of a more mature police investigation of the murders?

    If Hamas were responsible, why would they not declare publically that they were responsible for the kidnapping and murder of the three young Israelis as they have with past actions by militants of Hamas?

    A month ago the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement with Hamas unifying the Palestinian nation. The only government publically against it was the Israeli government; they responded in May by withholding tax money due to the Palestinian Authority and they once again stopped their participation in the peace process re-launched with the mediation of the United States. Do these actions reflect a desire for peace or for further occupation of Palestine?

    In a normal situation between two countries the two police services should cooperate to find the murderers, but in a situation with an occupying power and occupied people, is collaboration even possible?

    How to explain that the surgical bombardments (drones, missiles, aerial forces) have killed at least 233 people and wounded more than 1530 Palestinians? How can the destruction of so many people, as well as their houses and land, be justified? Are there as many people guilty of the murders?

    Why, when Israeli forces attack Palestinians, is the civil Palestinian infrastructure one of their principle targets?

    Who wants to destroy the hope and dignity of this population? How can we talk about proportionality between the extreme force applied by the Israeli government and the answer by Hamas? Can we understand the extreme situation to be pushing the Palestinians to extreme, desperate reactions?

    Why does the Israeli government not respect United Nations resolutions and international law? If these are not used as a basis for a peace settlement, where is the basis to be found? Are we relegated to accept the “law of the strongest”?

    Why does the world sit by helplessly in the face of such violence, loss of life, and assault to the agreed-upon principles of law, justice, and civilization?

    On the 17th of July 2014 young children were playing football on the beach and were killed by Israeli missiles, the first while Israeli war ships were passing by and the other 3 after they began running away, all in view of British journalists. At least 5 others were wounded. We ask again, are these young children playing on a beach guilty of the Israeli murders? What is the true purpose of the continuing Israeli offensive?

    Is all this not one more signal of a genocide?

    Our Call and Our Commitment

    The students in our student Christian movement in Palestine and the World Student Christian Federation call for a cessation of violence by the Israeli government and commit to join all peace-loving people seeking true peace with justice in the region.

    We encourage those caught in the midst of these two warring parties to reject the continual cycle of retribution and retaliation that continues to fuel violence in the region, the principle victims of which are civilians and many of whom are children.

    History teaches us that violence only leads to death and destruction. Retaliation always bears bitter fruit, and pushes the hope for peace further away from fruition. We urge all parties to cease this cycle of violence and sit down together in the cause of peace, not revenge.

    The cycle of violence and injustice must be stopped to open new possibilities for peace and prosperity for both Palestinians and Israelis.

    Our Prayer

    …written on a piece of wrapping paper near the body of a dead child in Ravensbruck where 92,000 women and children died, 1945:

    O Lord,
    remember not only the men and women of goodwill,
    but also those of ill will.
    But do not only remember the suffering they have
    inflicted on us,
    remember the fruits we bought thanks to this suffering,
    our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility,
    the courage, the generosity,
    the greatness of heart which has grown out of all this.
    And when they come to judgment
    let all the fruits that we have borne
    be their forgiveness. AMEN AMEN AMEN

     

     

    Christine Housel, general secretary
    Horacio Mesones, chairperson
    18 July 2014

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  10. Prayer for Syria, Palestine & Iraq

    The regional committee of the WSCF-ME was held in Cairo-Egypt on Friday 11th of July 2014. Participants from Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Palestine were present to pray for peace in the region and to those who couldn’t join us in our Godlike reunion, our brothers and sisters from Iraq and Syria.

    Prayer:

    To you Almighty God we pray
    For you have suffered on the cross and knew what it’s like to suffer
    Comfort the mothers of the martyrs in our countries and especially Syria, Iraq and Palestine
    Comfort those who are enduring injustice upon claiming their rights in having a decent life

    To you Almighty God we pray
    To soothe the pain of our brothers and sisters, men and women, elders and kids who suffer on a daily basis
    To give strength to the kidnapped ones, those who will no longer feel the warmth of their homes
    To help those who bear the scars of painful memories in both their souls and bodies

    Almighty God
    Come rest among us and between us, in the hope that the homeless will find their way back
    Guide us and lead us on this rough road, for we willingly had left everything behind to face our tomorrow
    We pray for you with all the faith we’ve got, hoping that you build in each heart an immortal altar instead of all the destroyed churches

    King of peace
    Let your peace reign on our region so we live as one in harmony, peace and love, as you are one with your Father and Holy Spirit

    Amen

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