Archive for 'Prayer'

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What are We Waiting For? (A Reflection on Advent)

Posted on 10. Dec, 2014 by .

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Advent. Season of waiting. Season of hope. Season of peace. Maybe. I’m not sure about that last one. Maybe even the last two. It’s hard work these days to align our minds, bodies and spirits with the deeper themes of this brief season of the liturgical year in the midst of so much noise, hustle […]

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A Thank You from the Field

Posted on 15. Dec, 2013 by .

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Over the past two weeks, I have been traveling around the Philippines with LWR’s staff based there. It’s been an amazing opportunity to see the immense expertise of our field staff, the way they approach their work with both compassion and professionalism. Please view the video below to see a little of what I have […]

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Leonora Compuesta

A Mother’s Prayer for Survival and Recovery

Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by .

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On November 8, Leonora Compuesta, a 38-year old mother of five, heard that Typhoon Haiyan was approaching the Philippines and that the storm might hit Cebu Province where she and her family live. As the storm approached and Leonora realized how unusually strong it was, she instructed her children to take refuge in a neighbor’s […]

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Prayers for Oklahoma

Prayers for Oklahoma

Posted on 21. May, 2013 by .

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O LORD, God of my salvation, when, at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry -Psalm 88:1-2 Our hearts and prayers are with all those affected by the massive and devastating tornado that swept through Oklahoma on May 20. As an international relief […]

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The African American Heritage Hymnal with the Lutheran Book of Worship

Black History Month — diversity that’s not divisive

Posted on 18. Feb, 2013 by .

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This commentary was written by LWR’s President & CEO, John Nunes, for The Reporter — the official newspaper of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Read the whole commentary at reporter.lcms.org The starting point for celebrations of African-American history month in February begins with the recognition of the unique struggles and toilsome successes of people of African […]

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school destroyed by Typhoon Bopha

To Clasp the Hands in Prayer…

Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by .

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“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” – Karl Barth The photo that accompanies this quote displays the disorder of our natural world. Typhoon Bopha swept through the island of Mindanao in the Philippines in the early morning hours of December 4. This school […]

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Why I’m Grateful for the Community of Faith

Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by .

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If you’re anything like me, there are times when you look up and realize you haven’t thanked God in a while (usually when things seem to be going either really well, or really poorly, in my case). That’s one reason I love the LWR value of gratitude — what a great reminder! In the face […]

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Remembering…

Posted on 11. Sep, 2012 by .

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“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39 God of Mercy, As […]

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Introducing: LWR Sundays

Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 by .

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“So long as we eat our bread together we shall have sufficient even with the least. Not until one person desires to keep his own bread for himself does hunger ensue.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together As a ministry of Lutherans in the U.S., Lutheran World Relief recognizes worship as one central place where our work […]

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Harmonies at the Harbor

Posted on 29. May, 2012 by .

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It was a great afternoon as hearts and praises soared with voices blending in joyful harmony at the Lutheran World Relief Hymn Festival on Sunday, May 20. The Tour Choir of Concordia College- New York, the Concert Choir of Baltimore Lutheran School and the Jubilate Choir of St. Paul’s Lutheran School sang stirring anthems interspersed […]

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Meal Time Prayer

Meal Time Prayer

Posted on 24. May, 2012 by .

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God of Promise, Your Word is as sweet as honey, and your promise fills us with life. As we gather around the table to eat and drink, we remember all those who go without the nutrition needed to sustain them. Bless the farmers who work in the fields, helping them produce what is needed for […]

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