The DIAKONIA World Federation of Diaconal Associations and Diaconal Communities embraces diaconal ministry in different denominations and in every continent, and it’s good to be reminded that we in UK are part of a much bigger, international picture. Their website contains news from all over the world, advertises their international assemblies and posts a monthly prayer focus from different members.
Here’s a key to explain the groups that are mentioned by Deaconess Ibironke from Nigeria in her prayer focus for this month:
DIAKONIA Region Africa-Europe (DRAE)
DIAKONIA of the Americas and the Caribbean (DOTAC)
DIAKONIA of Asia-Pacific (DAP)
February Prayer Letter
by Deaconess Ibironke Oworu
Scripture: 1. Corth: 14:33 “For God is not a God of disorder but of Peace, as in all the meetings of God’s Holy people”.
In the World we live in today there is so much disorder and confusion. Confusion caused through political and religious leaders. Leaders today are using both politics and religion to lead people astray, this accounts for all the security challenges across the Nations caused by religious extremist. Young people who should be in schools are being drafted into the military in some parts of the World. Vulnerable youths are used as suicide bombers. The World is in crisis. The scripture and Jesus admonished us to live in peace with one another.
As we look forward to the season of Lent let us reflect on the following:
Matthew 5:9 “God blesses those who work for peace for they will be called Children of God”.
Romans 5:1 “Therefore since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have
peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us”.
Prayers: This month let us pray for Peace across the World
DRAE: Pray for God’s peace as Britain exits from the European Union. Families, businesses, marriages and much more will be affected.
Pray for Africa for peace to reign as the region faces challenges of security, boko haram, fake prophets, child trafficking and many more.
DAP: pray that God will restore His peace in Australia among all the families affected by the fire that affected parts of the Country. Pray for all the fire fighters and their families.
DOTAC: Pray for peace in these areas as their leaders make decisions so that the peace of the entire World is not affected.
God of Peace we ask for your peace to reign across the entire World. We want a World of Peace devoid of war and confusion. This is our collective prayer Lord. Amen!
Deaconess Ibironke Oworu, Nigeria, Vice President DRAE