Prayer

January 14th

Praying for peace

 

Africa is hurting. The people of Central African Republic are under siege. The folks of South Sudan are involved in a brutal, new civil war. For Zimbabwe, falling again into man-made, infuriating famine. The Second Congo war rages on, killing more people than any other conflict since WWII.

My prayers are for these people. The women who huddle under plastic tarps as the humid equatorial rain pours at night, unable to comfort their children. There is no comfort when hiding from violence. For the health care workers who may be able to stop wounds from bleeding, but cannot keep the malarial mosquitoes or dirty water away from the thousands and thousands who huddle in makeshift refugee camps. For those coordinating food and medical supply drops — may there be fewer hungry bellies on the great continent.

For the leaders — to be strong, courageous, peaceful and just.

My prayers and heart are with you, great Africa.

 

~K

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5 Responses

  1. Horrible. When people complain about little things I think of just how lucky we are to feel safe in our beds every night.

  2. It’s an unfair world and too often we take things as granted….

  3. Kim Campbell January 19, 2014

    It’s horrible, it’s such a waste of human life. My prayers are with yours Kellie

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