Since the summer, I’ve paid closer attention to global concerns that need prayer. I enjoy reading through the newspaper or news sites and I am often piqued to pray for concerns that I see.
One way to introduce myself to different issues is to listen to or read the Story of the Day on National Public Radio. Some issues are local while some require me to consult a map to see where the happenings take place.
After reading or listening to the story, I joy down a short prayer about the issues that surface which helps me to pray thoughtfully for matters outside of my daily consciousness. These prayers are posted here under News Prayers if you want to join in the intercession.