Prayers for the News

by Beth A Richardson on May 19, 2012 · 2 comments

Word of Life mural

Saturday, May 19. What did the news bring today? Is it heavy and depressing? Are there signs of hope anywhere? Pray for one story that speaks particularly to you.

Share your prayer for the news with us.

Words from The Word: Jesus prayed, “Holy Father, watch over them in your name, the name you gave me, that they will be one just as we are one.” -John 17:11, CEB

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Hear and pray the words from John 17:6-10.

Pray for: the people and countries of Kenya and Tanzania.

Spiritual Tools: Journey alongside the Clearness Committee with the practice of Making Decisions.


GOD KNOWS US and calls us by name. We are not strangers or aliens to God. We are each and all God’s beloved. We have as our lover the Creator and Master of all that exists. The One who calls us beloved is also the one who know us so intimately and well that even the number of hairs on our head is known.

-Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job
A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God

From pp. 95-96 of A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job. Copyright © 2003 by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of Upper Room Books.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, as I await your coming, fill me with both stillness and action. Amen.

Art Credit: Millard Sheets – Word of Life mural, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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Martir May 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Thanks for the tools that you posted in this website.
Let us practice what we pray and Believe.


Beth Richardson May 21, 2012 at 8:56 am


You are welcome. We are on this journey of the spiritual — together.

Many blessings,

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