Saturday, 20 September 2008

Praying against the currents and makings new waves -

Ginger Porter from American Samoa has prepared a vigil of peace for the international day of prayer for peace in three parts:
Reading the Tides (a time of thanksgiving)
Against the Currents (a time to listen);
Making New Waves (a time to act)

Ginger is working in the Decade to overcome Violence office for a year as the decade focuses on the Pacific Islands.
I love the idea of praying against the currents - and seeing this as a time of listening and discernment.
I've just posted the full liturgy to the docs section and you can find it here. It will be the form for our prayers on Monday morning at the ecumenical centre. Meanwhile chains of prayer for peace and many other activities are taking place to mark the day.