A Prayer for Kenya

A prayer for Kenya adapted from Psalm 86


Hear us, Lord, and answer us,
    for we are poor and needy.
Guard our lives, for we are faithful toyou;
    save your servants who trusts inyou.
You are our God; have mercy on us, Lord,
    for I call to you all day long.
Bring joy to your servants, Lord,
    for we put our trust in you.

14  Arrogant foes are attacking us, O God;
    ruthless people are trying to killus-
    they have no regard for you.
15  But you, Lord, are a compassionate andgracious God,
    slow to anger, abounding in love andfaithfulness.
16  Turn to us and have mercy on us;
    show your strength in behalf of yourservants;
save us, because we serve you
    just as our parents did.
17  Give us a sign of your goodness,
    that our enemies may see it and be put toshame,
    for you, Lord, have helped us andcomforted us.

11  Teach us your way, Lord,
    that we may rely on yourfaithfulness;
give us an undivided heart,
    that I may fear your name.

May God in His goodness and wisdom comfort those who mourn,guide the Kenya Security forces to protect those still captured bythe Somali attackers. We pray for a quick end to the ongoing ordealat West Gate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya and we remember all thoseaffected by this despicable terrorist attack.


In Jesus name we pray!



B Olayisade

Partnership co-ordinator for Africa.