Support and Prayers for All Offered by North American Leadership Team of Worldwide Marriage Encounter
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June 8, 2020
CONCORD, Calif, June 8, 2020 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The North American Leadership Ecclesial Team for Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) sent an email letter to WWME couples and priests across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean last week and said simply, "It is evident to us that given the current events that have tragically affected so many human beings across God's Earth, now more than ever is a reminder for all of us to maintain the correct focus -- and that is 'To Love One Another, as He has loved us.'"
The email letter, which can be viewed in its entirety on the wwme.org website
, also offered words of encouragement, "With all the things that are going on in our country today, it's easy to lose trust and hope, even doubt that things in our country will change. It is clear that the world is broken right now – full of spiritual apathy, selfishness, racism, religious extremism, violence and terrorism, and the list goes on.
"It can be also be tempting to believe that our countries of the North American Secretariat, the countries of our world have reached a point of no return. While these factors cause despair, we are reminded in Scripture that with God, nothing is impossible. No problem is too great for Him. These times, or seasons of distress and uncertainty and hardship call for faithful, fervent prayer by all of us, God's people and remind us of our responsibility to humble ourselves before our Lord," wrote Joe & Sue Talarico and Fr. Salvador Ahumada.
The ecclesial team also added:
"We humbly ask you Lord to look down upon us with mercy. Help guide us with peacefulness, patience, wisdom and help us act out of love and service to all our brothers and sisters.
"We pray for an end to this tragic pandemic, which has taken so many beautiful souls across the world. We pray for and are so incredibly thankful for all our health care providers who so selflessly gave - putting themselves in constant danger so that they can care for those suffering.
"We pray for all your people who have lost jobs, careers and livelihoods, that they will be able to find their way to a meaningful, productive career and capable to provide for their families.
"And, we pray for all those less fortunate, living in shelters and our streets, that we treat them with dignity, love, compassion and support to help them find their way back to a more fulfilling life."
The Talaricos and Fr. Ahumada ended their email letter with a prayer "Heavenly Father, today we pray for our world. We ask that You give our governing leaders wisdom beyond their own understanding and the courage to choose the right path no matter how narrow the gate. We pray for all in authority over us that You would give them the grace and strength to stand against the temptation to use power as a weapon but rather to carry it reverently as one would their own child. We pray for the spiritual leaders of our world that they would hear Your voice and know your heart. We pray that they would lead from their knees and by that simple grace bring each one of us to our knees before You. Have mercy on our nations and your world Lord, we are your children in need…In Jesus name, Amen."
SOURCE Worldwide Marriage Encounter