Friday, 11 April 2014

Prayer for Friday 11th April

Today from our church family we pray for John Duder.

Let us pray for Iraq, which continues to suffer from extreme violence and instability. We pray for Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and the government in Baghdad, and the leaders of the various provinces, ethnic and religious groups. We pray for an end to the violence between Sunni and Shia militias, and for the threat posed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). 

Congregation of St George's Baghdad

In particular we pray for the Christian community of Iraq, especially for Canon Andrew White and the congregation of St George's Baghdad.  

Canon Andrew White, Vicar of Baghdad

Since the start of the war in 2003, the Christian population in Iraq has fallen by two-thirds as hundreds of thousands have fled violence and persecution to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. We ask for your protection on all your children, and a new world of freedom and security for all. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.