Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, March 6th

Headlines from the New York Times for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

North Korea Is Willing to Discuss Giving Up Nuclear Weapons, South Says

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has told South Korean envoys that his country is willing to begin negotiations with the United States on abandoning its nuclear weapons and that it would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while it is engaged in such talks, South Korean officials said on Tuesday.

During the envoys’ two-day visit to Pyongyang, the North’s capital, which ended on Tuesday, the two Koreas also agreed to hold a summit meeting between Mr. Kim and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on the countries’ border in late April, Mr. Moon’s office said in a statement.

“The North Korean side clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize,” the statement said. “It made it clear that it would have no reason to keep nuclear weapons if the military threat to the North was eliminated and its security guaranteed.”

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

Readings from the Gospel of John for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

John begins his Gospel (Good News) like this: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people” (John 1.1-4).

John described Jesus as the Word, which is the Greek word, “Logos.” In doing so he built a bridge to the world of Greek philosophy, conservative Jews, and philosophical Jews. It is clear that he desired to build a bridge, where people could travel to a deeper understanding of Jesus.

Many people build hurdles that must be overcome to find Jesus. I choose to be a bridge-builder. Let’s pray that Christians can build bridges through our actions, speech and attitudes.

Prayers for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dear God, please assist the peace process with North Korea.

Bob Spradlingrose-quote

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