Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for Belarus. Last week the trial of two leading opposition figures began after protests about a presidential election widely believed to have been rigged were broken up brutally by police earlier this year. God, we pray for justice to be done in the trials and for democratic liberty in Belarus and beyond.

We pray for garment factory workers in Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of garment workers have returned to cities after the government allowed export factories to reopen, despite a deadly coronavirus wave. God, we pray for the health and safety of garment factory workers, and for working conditions which are safe and ethical.

We give thanks for teachers. This week, A Level and GCSE students received their exam results. God, we thank you for the commitment of teachers to support their students throughout their exams, and to seek to set them up for success.

We give thanks for work which supports refugees in the Mediterranean. In Lampedusa, Italy, an ecumenical group of churches is providing vital support to thousands of asylum seekers. God, we thank you for your provision of resources and skills, and pray for safe routes to seek asylum

We pray for Afghanistan. Almost one third of the country’s 34 provincial capitals are now under Taliban control, and there has been heavy fighting. God, we pray for your peace to come to Afghanistan and for safety for those caught in the fighting.

                                                                                                                                                                                    We pray for Plymouth. The city saw the UK’s worst mass shooting in over a decade last week. God, we pray for your peace and comfort for all those affected. May your light shine in the darkness, and your healing be known.

we pray for the climate crisis. A report from the IPCC last week has been labelled ‘code red for humanity’, calling for a deep cut in greenhouse gas emissions. God, we pray that we might act quickly to curb the crisis and support those on the frontlines.

                                                                                                                                                                                We pray for the climate crisis. A report from the IPCC last week has been labelled ‘code red for humanity’, calling for a deep cut in greenhouse gas emissions. God, we pray that we might act quickly to curb the crisis and support those on the frontlines.

 

Joan Smith

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