Prayers of lament: Responding to the violence of racism

By Mennonite Church USA staff As we have witnessed the recent and persistent violence upon black bodies, we are offering this space of collective lament and grief that comes from many voices across Mennonite Church USA (MC USA). Biblical lament shows us how to express deep sorrow, name suffering and cry out for God. “Laments […]

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A prayer for COVID-19

By Mennonite Church USA staff Mennonite World Conference has called Anabaptist and Mennonite congregations around the world to unite in prayer. We invite you to speak and share the following prayer:   We pray for people in the U.S and around the world impacted by coronavirus. We pray for comfort for those who have lost loved […]

Lament and Prayer for Afghanistan

By Iris de León-Hartshorn, director of Transformative Peacemaking, on behalf of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board Staff. “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.  If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to […]

A Call to Prayer

As members of the Executive Board Staff, we want to invite you to intentional prayer for all of Mennonite Church USA. For our staff as we strive to serve as a supportive community for area conferences and congregations; for Mennonite Church USA agencies, area conferences and congregations themselves, as they join in God’s work in […]

Llamado a la oración de Ervin Stutzman

[ English | Bahasa Indonesia | Việt ] Les escribo en el nombre de Jesucristo, aquel cuyo nacimiento celebramos en esta parte del año. A través de su vida, muerte y resurrección, hemos llegado a conocer el amor de Dios a todo el mundo (Juan 3.16). La razón por la que escribo es hacerles un […]

Call to Prayer from Ervin Stutzman

I am writing to you in the name of Jesus Christ, the one whose birth we celebrate at this time of the year. Through his life, death, and resurrection, we have come to know God’s love for the whole world (John 3:16). My reason for writing is to call you to prayer regarding two recent news announcements which have stirred up tension across our church.