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Heavenly Father,

We pray for those whose lives are lived on the margins of nations and suffer from the wars that others fight around them. We pray for the warring factions, that they may see themselves under the gaze of God and those who suffer for their cause. We pray for the peoples of Darfur who are haunted by fear of violence, hunger and hopelessness, that they may continue to be fed, visited and defended. We pray for the work of peacekeepers, negotiators and the humanitarian organisations that security may prevail. We pray for the Government of Sudan and for her unity. We pray for peace in the name of him who is the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


This prayer was offered by The Archbishop of Canterbury on September 15, 2006. His introductory words continue to ring true nearly two years later:
We do well to reflect on that experience of southern Sudan as we pray for Darfur today. We are all under judgement in how we exercise the power we have, whether it is great or small. When in Matthew’s gospel the disciples asked Jesus when they visited him in prison, or when they saw him naked or hungry, he replied, “When you clothed, visited and fed the least of your brothers and sisters you did so to me.

So my prayer as a Christian is that we may live internationally as we seek to live locally: that we are all children of God, with no more or less value in the eyes of God than those whose names and villages we do not know.

For today's Sunday Inspiration, in conjunction with the Am I Not Human? Campaign, I urge all Sojourners to remember our fellow men, women, and children who are fighting for not only their freedom but their very lives in Darfur. Find out more information about the Am I Not Human? Campaign at Sojourner's Place and Roots of Humanity.



Sunday Inspiration Participants:

Afroamericawriter - Bria - Georgia's Angels - Hagar's Daughter - Marvalus - msladydeborah - Villager - Mrs Grapevine - Talulazoeapple - The78MsJ

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Photo Credits:
Prayer for Darfur* by annieA on Flickr
Darfur Prayer by n_alcedera on Flickr

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6 sojourners hollin' back

Amen...

July 27, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Touching and agreeing in Jesus' name!

July 27, 2008 at 5:54 PM

That's a beautiful prayer and one to heal the soul.

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July 27, 2008 at 6:34 PM

When two or more come together in His name touching and agreeing He is there in the midst of them...
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Amen & Amen!

July 27, 2008 at 8:30 PM

preach, preach

July 28, 2008 at 10:37 AM

SjP,

What a well stated prayer. We need peace in the very real sense of the word on a world wide basis.

July 29, 2008 at 10:24 PM
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