Thursday, 15 May 2014

Prayer for Thursday 15th May

Today from our church family we pray for Helen Jones.

Our Christian Aid Week prayers today are for Colombia. In recent years, around five million Colombians have been forced to flee their homes because of war. Christian Aid’s partner, The Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace (CIJP), has played a crucial role in setting up humanitarian zones within Colombia, demarcated areas providing safe refuge to those living in areas of conflict. As well as providing shelter, basic healthcare and education, CIJP provides psychological support to victims of armed conflict, legal support so that victims can get justice, and workshops to educate people about their rights. We pray for all victims of violent conflict, for all who have been wounded physically or traumatized psychologically. We ask that they may find safety and care for as long as it takes for the scars to heal. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.