praying for southern Africa

One of our worship leaders wrote this prayer as part of yesterday’s daily prayer rhythm content, as an expression of continuing intercession for those affected by Cyclone Idai. It was originally written just for Zimbabwe (as yesterday’s focus nation) and is centrally inspired by verse 11 of yesterday’s psalm:

Psalm 5:11 (The Voice) says “…let those who run to You for safety be glad they did; let them break out in joyful song. May You keep them safe…”

Let’s pray together:

Loving Father,
We lift the precious people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to you again today.
We ask that you would be their safe place to run to at this time of grief and suffering.
Please protect them, and the nations around them, from the dangers of disease and famine,
Turn their cries of mourning into songs of gladness, and their whispered fears into shouts of joy.
Bless their political leaders with wisdom; and their spiritual leaders with courage and loving kindness.
And may we – their global neighbours – pour out generosity and compassion, so that our prayers and actions may help speed them into your safety, and into the place of joyful song.
In your mighty name,

Comments are closed.