Thursday, January 3, 2008

Please remember to pray for...

The people of Kenya....

God our refuge and our strength, look with mercy upon the people of Kenya who have nowhere to turn for refuge. Forgive us for not being the refuge you have called us to be, for not providing a sanctuary for those who are vulnerable, cold and in danger. Give us new vision to throw upon our doors and spread upon our arms to those who wander the earth, looking for signs of your presence and hope. We pray in the name of your Son, in whose mercy is our only hope. Amen

And the people of Pakistan...

Courageous and mighty God, grant your wisdom and strength to the people and the leaders of Pakistan. Restore order and hope, and raise up courageous leaders who see a vision of respect and dignity for all people. Give us courage as well, that in the face of fear we stand up for truth, for peace, and for justice. In the name of your Son who brings peace and God's favor to earth, and who makes peace with us, and among us. Amen

16 comments:

steve said...

Amen.

Rev SS said...

Amen

LawAndGospel said...

Amen. Beautiful prayers. And as I contemplated the story of the Magi and Herod, the terror and flight, I pondered how we need to see the Holy Family in the refugee.

FranIAm said...

Amen, amen.

P.S. an after-thought said...

The people of Kenya are suffering and the people of the neighboring states are suffering because of this in a different way. There are severe fuel shortages and extremely high prices in Uganda, about $18/gal, for example. The economy of these countries is tenuous at best, so many people will be affected, perhaps food shortages.

Diane said...

P.S., thank you for giving us more to pray for, and to advocate for as well.

Jiff said...

Amen.
Thank you for these thoughtful, beautiful prayers.

David said...

Beautiful prayers Diane. Amen!

I am Chorus said...

Thank you for these beautiful prayers!

Barbara B. said...

let me add my 'amen'...

Paul said...

Thank you so much. I borrowed them; hope you don't mind.

Diane said...

I don't mind at all, Paul.

mompriest said...

It breaks my heart, the atrocities we humans inflict on others...amen. prayers...

gartenfische said...

Yes! Thank you for this.

Jan said...

Thank you. Amen.

zorra said...

Lord, hear our prayer.