A Prayer for Peace
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Eternal God,
we pray in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, for Mali, Chad, Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso.
We know that in our part of the world some people are getting carried away by hatred – people who are unable to think clearly, and turn furiously on the people whom you have placed in this part of the world to enjoy your creation and witness to you. We pray for girls and boys, women and men, children and adults, and the elderly, for you to grant them peace, your peace. In the name of Jesus Christ, Lord, change the hearts of all those who are carried away by hatred, that they may find in you the Hope of Salvation, and that they may become messengers of peace for ever.
We thank you, Lord, for you are faithful to your promise.
Glory and praise be given to you for ever and ever. Amen.
(© Pastor Kinda Tegwende Leonard/Sore Mahamoudou, Burkina Faso.)