‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God’.
‘So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding’.
Gracious God, as Foreign Ministers of the World’s leading economies meet today for the first time in two years, we lift their conversations before You. At a time when the whole world has been effected by the pandemic, at a time when poorer countries have been left even more vulnerable, we realise the importance of these conversations. And so Lord God, we pray for wisdom, we pray for empathy, respect and understanding between nations and most of all we pray for unity. We pray that the voices of those nations not present will be heard. Creator God, you created a world of diversity and we wish to celebrate that, but the reality is, not all countries are equal economically and we pray that decisions made today will afford equality and justice for all nations. So too, we pray that policies made will be for the good of the health of our planet. We pray, one world, Your world. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.