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Prayer for those in desperate need

God of all grace,
who in Jesus cried, ‘I thirst,’
Hold the people of [Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Northeast Nigeria]
in your infinite love.

Be with those for whom the earth’s resources have run dry;
Be with those who must walk for miles to find their daily bread;
Be with those for whom survival is a fragile hope.

And be with us,
as we read the stories of those who bear such acute suffering;
Give us hearts of compassion to respond in your service,
So that together we may see restoration where there is pain,
And all may rejoice in your goodness. Amen

– posted on the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/