Sunday, 10 October 2010

Micah Challenge 10.10.10

Today on 10.10.10 in Dundee Methodist Church we joined millions of people worldwide coming together in services and special events to pray and commit themselves to end poverty. In the year 2000, the leaders of the world's nations set out a vision of a more just world. There are five years left to achieve the goal they set of halving the number of people in poverty by 2015.

10.10.10 is part of Micah 2010 a campaign organised encouraging Christians around the world to pray and promise to remember the poor, and to ask our leaders to do the same. Here is the morning congregation of Dundee Methodist Church holding up their promises.

Promises could include - A commitment to pray, to consider how we live and support others, share our promises with our MP and ask our leaders to maintain their commitment to the Millennium Development Goals.

It was a delight to join Rev Mary Patterson as she led the service and celebrated communion.
I preached reflecting on
Micah 6 v8

'What does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah Challenge -Global Prayer
O Lord, our great and awesome God, loyal to your promise of love and faithful to all who honour and obey you, hear our prayer.
We pray for those who live in poverty,
we cry out for those who are denied justice and
we weep for all who are suffering.
We confess that we have not always obeyed you.
We have neglected your commands and have ignored your call for justice.
We have been guided by self-interest and lived in spiritual poverty.
Forgive us.
We remember your promises to fill the hungry with good things, to redeem the land by your mighty hand and to restore peace.
Father God, help us always to proclaim your justice and mercy with humility, so that, by the power of your Spirit, we can rid the world of the sin of extreme poverty.
As part of your global church, we stand with millions who praise and worship you.
May our words and deeds declare your perfect goodness, love and righteousness to both the powerful and the powerless
so that your Kingdom may come on earth as it is in heaven.
Amen

1 comment:

Andy said...

Great to hear how it went, Eunice! Thanks so much for supporting us!
Andy & the Micah Challenge team