For the Church and People of Zimbabwe

For the Church and People of Zimbabwe
by Josh Thomas

Holy God, look with mercy on your suffering people of Zimbabwe, and protect the Anglican Church from persecution as it seeks to minister to them. Bless the duly elected clergy, the members of the Mothers' Union and all your people who gather for solace, strength and teaching.

Feed and shelter the people who have nothing; comfort those afflicted by violence, disease, terror and want. Drive out all those who brutally enrich themselves and rob the people of their daily bread. Raise up leaders of honesty, wisdom and strength to lead the nation. Let the beautiful land you made once more burst forth with crops of every kind. Bless Zimbabwe, O Lord, in the name of your merciful Son who looked with compassion on us as he himself was made to suffer violence, but now reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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