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Prayers

Prayer in times of food shortages

Loving and almighty God,

We pray for all who are working to combat the growing food crisis:
For international aid agencies and local community organisations.
And in particular we pray for those in positions of power.
May the leaders of the nations act with wisdom and compassion
Bringing relief to those who suffer now
And moving us towards a world without hunger.

We pray for our sisters and brothers caught up in a cycle of drought and hunger:
for parents struggling to find food and seeing their children go hungry,
for farmers seeing their crops fail and livestock die.

We pray for ourselves:
May we share generously from the abundance that you have given us
and join our voices with those who call for an end to poverty,
that lives may be saved and rebuilt with hope for the future.
May we act in your name Lord and be an instrument of your grace.

Amen.

 

Prayers for Ethiopia

Lord, a land of coffee and grain
of cattle and crops
of pasture and plain
of laughter and love
is thirsty.

O God, comfort your people.

Protect families struggling to get by
protect children losing out on education
protect those seeking water in their travels.

O God, comfort your people.

We pray for Christian Aid and their partners,
with institutions and organisations supporting people in Ethiopia.
Grant them wisdom as they assess need
and bless them as they respond.

O God, comfort your people.

Amen.

 

A prayer from Ethiopia (used in Christian Aid Week 2015)

Let your hand rest upon your people of Ethiopia,
widows and orphans, aged and children,
strangers and wanderers.
And join us also with them,
protect and strengthen us, from all evil works keep us apart,
and in all good works unite us.
You are life for our souls.
You are the life of the world.

Amen.

 

Ethiopia Drought Appeal

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