Listening to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Imam Ibrahim Mogra and Pope Francis, we choose to dedicate this monthly meeting to active intercession.
We believe that prayer is not only a bulwark of peace in the face of conflict and adversity, but also an active force for peace.
This is why we are asking the network this month to make a commitment to active intercession in situations of conflict around the world, as well as in situations of conflict close to us and in which we are involved, and which we will be able to name during this meeting.
Word of the month: Matthew 5:1-12
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you if they insult you, persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven! This is how the prophets before you were persecuted.”
This year, 2023-2024, is an opportunity to experience a series of meetings on the theme of Christian and Church unity. Here are the themes planned for the next 3 months:
November: Intercessions for peace in the Holy Land
December: Church Unity for Peace in Africa
January: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity