Daily Reading for May 16 • The Martyrs of the Sudan
“So he shepherded them with a faithful and true heart and guided them with the skillfulness of his hands.” (Psalm 78:72)
God is opening doors for our partnership work with the church in Sudan. . . . As God opens these doors, keep praying so that we can walk through them faithfully to bring relief to those suffering, hope to those laboring, and effective support to those working hard to keep the peace. . . .
We pray for the church in Sudan, that it will continue to be an effective peacemaker, leader and teacher.
We pray for all those working to bring about an equitable and peaceful separation of South Sudan and Sudan, for the safety, prosperity, and harmony of both countries, and for the protection of religious freedom in both countries.
And we pray that we will be steadfast in prayers for peace and for our partners in Sudan.
All this we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
From the Sudan Prayer Update by Russ Randle for March 29, 2011, found at the website of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, http://www.afrecs.org/Mar_29_Sudan_prayer_update.pdf