Nkulunkulu Ongumnini Mandla Onke (God All Mighty), UNkulunkulu othembekile njalo (God who is always Faithful). God who is called by many names. God who created the world and everything in it. God who is full of love and mercy. We thank You for the many gifts You have given to us as people of MCC and the world.
It has been hard for many of us, as we are faced with a pandemic that has taken many people’s lives in the world. We have lost hope, but You, God, have continued to show us Your greatness. In all this we are grateful for the lessons and the messages that this has brought to us. We have learned about You in many more ways than we can imagine—that You are God, who is always there even when we do not see or feel You. We are grateful that You have always been around us, surrounding us with Your love and mercy during the pandemic.
We ask that You hold each and everyone of us in MCC and your people all over the world with Your strength and power. Lead us as Your people to find You in all the moments that we find ourselves in. Teach us to be gentle and kind to ourselves and others around us during these unknown and uncertain times that we are facing as Your people. I pray for wisdom for our leaders and continue to give them strength as they continue to represent You in the world.
We ask all this in many names and in Jesus name. Amen
PRAYER SUBMITTED BY
REV. NOKUTHULA DHLADHLA (she, her, hers)
Rev. Nokuthula works for the South African Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally
Affected by HIV and AIDS (SANERELA+) on a UN Women Trust Fund Project Ending Violence Against
Women and Girls.