Newspaper Prayers: Monday, March 5th

Headlines from the New York Times for Monday, March 5, 2018

South Korean Envoys Meet Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang

Top aides of President Moon Jae-in of South Korea arrived in North Korea on Monday and met its leader, Kim Jong-un, moving to improve inter-Korean relations and help start a dialogue between the North and the United States.

Mr. Moon’s national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, and the director of the National Intelligence Service, Suh Hoon, were the first South Korean officials to meet Mr. Kim since he took power six years ago, a spokesman for Mr. Moon said. The two hope to learn directly from Mr. Kim whether the North is interested in negotiating an end to his nuclear weapons program through a dialogue with the United States.

This article continues in the New York Times on-line.

Readings from the Gospel of John for Monday, March 5, 2018

I think the best praying that we can do is praying that is informed and directed by a systematic reading of the Bible. As readers of this blog look at current events from whatever news source they decide, I hope you will join in praying for our world based on God’s word.

For the next few weeks, I will be reading the Gospel of John in a systematic and using it to base my prayers. I hope you will join me.

I believe the first 18 verses of John function like a table of contents, revealing the major themes of the book.

Verse 18 says, “No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.” Jesus has “insiders information” about God and his will. If we believe Jesus is truly God’s Son, let’s agree to let his teaching and behavior direct our praying for current events.

Prayers for Monday, March 5, 2018

Dear God, please show us how to pray for successful negotiations between North and South Korea.

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