02 August 2010

Please Pray for Kenya!

A referendum will be held on Wednesday, August 4th for a new constitution. Please pray with me that the voting process and announcement of the final tally will be free of violence!

Generous Father, may we have plenty in this city and in the field
Plenty in the fruit of our wombs and the fruit of our ground and our cattle
May there be plenty in our kiondos and our otheros
May there be plenty in the maize farms of the North Rift and the wheat fields of the Narok
May there be plenty in the waters of Lake Victoria, the rivers of the Cherangani Hills,
The Tana, the Athi, the Mara, and the waters of the Indian Ocean

May our forests be lush – Abedares, Mau, Kakamega, Mt. Kenya, and Mt. Elgon
May there be plenty in the coffee highlands of Nyeri and the tea fields of Kericho
The sisal fields of Taveta and the pineapple farms of Kilifi
May there be plenty of cattle in the North Eastern and the sheep of Molo
And the goats of Kajiado
And the donkeys of Limuru

May there be plenty in our cities with enough to go around
May the poor be lifted up and empowered

Bless us in this land that you O Lord our God have given us
May we abound in prosperity
May you O Lord open your good treasury and give us rain in its season and the sun in its season

May Kenya lend to many nations and not borrow
May Kenya be the head and not the tail
May she only go up and not down
May Kenya look to you at this crucial time

And as we faithfully obey the voice of the Lord our God
May we be careful to do all your commandments
And may you set us high above the nations of the earth

How good and pleasant it is before you O King
When brothers dwell in unity

May we walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which we have been called
With all humility and gentleness

With patience bearing with one another in love
Even as we stand on different sides of the question
Whether we are for “yes” or for “no”

May we be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace
Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God

May we grow to maturity to the measure and the stature of the fullness of Christ
Even as we stand as the servants of the Most High God in this nation

Father, we stand at the edge of change
Our leaders have taken their position and the nation is dividing into different camps
May we as Christians have our ears tuned into your voice of peace and unity
May we hear your heartbeat for this nation
As we walk toward August 4th and the referendum
May we be the peacemakers for we are the sons of God

We pray in confidence for we are called by your name
And all God’s people said “Amen”

 [Note: This is an excerpt of a prayer I heard at one of Nairobi's churches on July 25th.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Deb, that is a most beautiful prayer!!! Peggy