Prayer for Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania
God, our Father, we bless you
for the gift of life that you grant us,
that strength of faith,
so fragile and so powerful,
which is nourished by the assurance of your love.
We pray to you, Lord,
for the sustenance of life for the people of these five countries,
Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.
Stir up the strength and courage of all those who are engaged
in lifting these countries out of poverty.
(Prières pour le monde 2004 © Fédération protestante de France, Paris, France. English transl. Terry MacArthur,
© 2005 WCC)