I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
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Thursday, December 07, 2006

 

Weekend of Prayer for Darfur

Thanks and praise to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

SaveDarfur.org has a post called "House of Worship Sign-On Letter" that's worth checking out...

On Sunday December 10th, as part of UN World Human Rights Day, activists in cities around the world will hold demonstrations in front of the Sudan's embassies to "Raise the Alarm" on Darfur. We have called on communities of faith to participate through the "Weekend of Prayer and Action," December 8th-10th.

I would like to invite you to participate in this weekend's important activities by asking your house of worship to add its name to an urgent sign-on letter to President Bush.

Click here to sign up to participate in the Weekend of Prayer and Action for Darfur.

We hope to use this weekend to bring diverse communities of faith together in calling on the president to take immediate action to stop the genocide in Darfur.

In particular, we hope to raise awareness of the horrific situation women and girls face every day in Darfur.

Women and girls as young as 8 years old are being raped and sexually assaulted by the Janjaweed on a daily basis as part of a calculated strategy of genocide.

They live in constant fear of attack. Even routine tasks such as searching for firewood have become perilous for them.

Please ask your house of worship to sign on to the letter urging President Bush to act immediately to end these atrocities. Click here to let us know if you plan to ask the leaders of your house of worship to add its name to the letter.

You will be joining hundreds of thousands of concerned people around the world who will be calling on their respective leaders to act for the people of Darfur.

Please forward this message to your friends and family and invite them to join you in participating in this effort.

Thank you again for your dedication.

Best regards,

David Rubenstein
Save Darfur Coalition

P.S. Are you looking for a meaningful holiday gift? If so, click here to visit the Save Darfur Coalition's online store to browse our selection of t-shirts, wristbands, and much more. Our merchandise is the perfect way to give a gift to someone you love and help people in need at the same time.


Download the House of Worship Sign-On Letter Thanks again for agreeing to participate in the Weekend of Prayer and Action by asking your house of worship to sign on to a letter urging President Bush to take immediate action to end the violence in Darfur.…

Please download our Faith Action Packet with sample prayers and more information for your community.

The Save Darfur Coalition is working with a broad spectrum of people of faith who are dedicated to ending the genocide in Sudan. We will help bring peace to the region by mobilizing a unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of two million people.

On the weekend of December 8, 9 and 10 we ask that you call on your faith community to include a prayer for Darfur in weekly services and display at your house of worship a "Call to Conscience" banner.

The people of Darfur need your prayers. Your efforts will also be heard here at home, where our national leaders must be urged to take immediate action.

All of this came from http://www.savedarfur.org/content


Psalms 145:1-21
1: I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2: Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3: Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
4: One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5: I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
6: And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
7: They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
8: The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9: The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10: All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
11: They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
12: To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13: Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
14: The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
15: The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16: Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17: The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
18: The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
19: He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20: The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
21: My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

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