Wednesday 29 April 2015

Global Integrators--8

Global Intercessors
Prayer video focusing on Afghanistan, Operation World
More prayer videos from Operation World:

We think that the time is coming for a diversity of colleagues to come together intentionally, visibly, and practically on behalf of global integration (GI). GI put simply is how we skillfully integrate our lives and values on behalf of the issues facing humanity. Likewise we think that the time is coming for colleagues to carefully reflect and act on what it means to be good global learners-practitioners--to seriously consider what it means to be what we are calling global integrators (GI-People).
UN Geneva
(with the iconic chair monument missing its forth leg--remembering landmine victims)

Prayer is important in many religious traditions and this is certainly true for the different types of Christian traditions. In fact, we think that global integrators who practice Christian spirituality can be especially involved in global intercessory prayer. Brigada Today, a weekly news-resource service for the international Evangelical mission community, recently posted a prayer for the UN that I (Kelly) wrote. The UN and its many agencies, agendas, and efforts, is a neglected area of prayer, and one to seriously include along with our intercessory prayers for the nations, people groups, specific issues and topics, personal concerns etc. Here is the prayer:

"Lord of the universe, Lord of all nations, Lord of all peoples, to you all creatures will bow and acknowledge your goodness and wisdom and power and love through Jesus Christ and His shed blood (Revelation 4, 5). We acknowledge that we can do nothing without You (John 15) and that we as humanity are in desperate need of You (Psalm 130). You are our refuge and our strength in time of need and always (Psalm 48). We pray specifically that you would guide the efforts of the sustainable development goals, as the member states of the United Nations and the many organizations in civil society work to eradicate poverty, safeguard dignity and justice, protect your wondrous creation, and promote wellbeing for all. Use your people Lord to help shape this process and help us as we work together on behalf of our troubled world. Unless You build the house, Lord, we labor in vain (Psalm 127). Lamb of God You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. For Your glory. Maranatha.” (accessed from Brigada

Going Further
1. "Want to pray more in-depth for the goals that the U.N. might be tackling in the near future? Try praying for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, one by one [listed in the Global Integration Update, February 2015. Add in the various “Targets” that are under each of the 17 Goals. Check them out at (accessed from Brigada:

2. The UN is comprised of five broad sections (organs): Secretariat, General Assembly, Security Council, International Court of Justice, and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Here is a link for some summary information about the UN's history, organization, and functions:

UN New York, General Assembly

3. Pray for the World: A New Prayer Resource from Operation World (2015)

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