Prayer is the essential foundation for all that we are doing in the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative. We invite you to join us in prayer using the prayer suggestions below.
22 February 2017
My apologies for taking so long to get to work on this vital page. Give thanks with us for a quite remarkable consultation in Ethiopia last October – something which some participants thought could never happen for several decades. Pray that local leaders will find ways to build good relationships between the two traditions, and that LOI will be able to offer appropriate support under local direction. Pray for the planned Ethiopian participation in our upcoming consultation for theological educators.
This will take place in Cambridge from 5-8 September. Plans are coming together well, but please pray that we will be able to raise the necessary finance, much of which will be used to provide bursaries and subsidize registration costs.
26 February 2016
One important aspect of the work of LOI is seeking practical ways to express our joint commitment to mission and to work together across our traditions in mission programmes. At present the LOI Steering Committee is struggling to find a way forward in this aspect of our work. Please pray for wisdom as we seek PRACTICAL ways of expressing our commitment to being in mission together in God’s world.
4 February 2016
Later this year (in July) Dr. Tim Grass will take over from Mark Oxbrow as the facilitator of the LOI. Please pray for Tim as he prepares for this role and for Mark and Tim that they might have a smooth hand over of responsibilities.