Prayer for Peace in Afghanistan

Gracious God,

Your way commands us to make every effort to do what leads to peace
Your way compels us to please our neighbour for their good,
Your way is the path of humility, servanthood and love.
Your way is stand up for the life of a vulnerable child

Teach us your way – to walk in your love and righteousness
Teach us your way – this world needs your life of peace
Teach us your way – not to walk in our own foolish pride and fear.

Restrain evil acts that lead to suffering, pain and anger
Restrain evil words that foster hatred, tyranny and decay.

In peace these UN colleagues sought to sustain life in the land of Afghanistan.
In peace they lived among the doubt and despair
In peace they lived among the fear and turbulence

In your mercy give all the peace they sought to bring for others.
Come alongside those who grieve for their husband, wife, parent or child
Come alongside those UN colleagues injured, and impacted
Come alongside us and embolden us to bear your love, peace and justice.
Rekindle our commitment to building societies in which children flourish.
O come and bring your peace O Lord.

Amen

(Written by Sarah Plummer, Director of Prayer Mobilisation, World Vision International)

 

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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