A Prayer for South Sudan

A Prayer for South Sudan
It has been a tremendous blessing to have hosted Rev Basil over the past week, and he has really been here representing Bishop Hilary of Yei. The CMSI Changing Times conference brought delegates from all over the world, and another leader from South Sudan - Bishop Anthony Poggo, from Kajo-Keji Diocese, has penned this prayer to help us pray for his nation.
Lord Jesus, you said to us,
‘I leave you peace. My peace I give you.’ 
Almighty God, we thank you for the new nation of the Republic of South Sudan.
We pray for its political leaders that they will be united and serve the people with all diligence and put the nation first. Give them your wisdom as they lead the people of South Sudan.
We pray that religious leaders will guide and speak a prophetic message of hope, peace and reconciliation to the new nation of South Sudan.
Purge the new nation of all corrupt practices and instill to the people and leaders a fear of God and the culture of hard work.
We pray for those who have taken up arms that they will agree to peace and resolve all grievances through peaceful means.
We pray that South Sudan will have peace with all its neighbours.
We pray this through Jesus our Lord. Amen 


Lamentations 3:19-26