Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for the hundreds of Afghans in hiding for fear they might be killed by the Taliban for working with the British. Government schemes to resettle those with connections to Britain have been criticised for not delivering on their promises. God, we pray that those in danger would be kept safe and brought to the UK soon.

We give thanks that California achieved 100% renewable energy for a period on 30 April. This is a positive milestone towards their goal of being powered entirely by clean energy by 2045. God, we thank you for the commitment enshrined in law and policy to reach this aim. We pray that other policymakers would be inspired to follow.

We pray for students entering the exam season. These are the first round of GCSEs, A Levels and Scottish Highers sat since the pandemic began. God, we pray your peace over exam halls across the country. May all students know that their worth does not come from academic performance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We pray for Sri Lanka as the country’s economic and political crisis continues. Many have left the capital Colombo following deadly violence last week. God, we pray for solutions to instability and an end to the suffering caused by economic collapse.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We pray for the Horn of Africa, which is enduring its worst drought for 40 years. Up to 20 million people face the risk of famine across parts of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. God, we pray that those with the power to help would give proper attention to this crisis of hunger.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                We pray that the UK economy would not fall into a recession. The economy contracted by 0.1% in March, while inflation could reach more than 10% at the end of the year. God, we think of all those who suffer when prices go up and budgets are squeezed. Help us find ways to provide for people in need.

Joan Smith

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