A request from Ebrahim Rasooi, South African Ambassador to United States to the faith communities in the US asking for prayers for Nelson Mandela.
A PDF of the letter is here.
Our Respected leaders of Faith
PRAYERS FOR PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA
As you would know, the former President of a free South Africa and the architect of South Africa’s transition from Apartheid to Democracy, Mr Nelson Mandela, is in hospital in a serious but stable condition. Our President has informed parliament that Mr Mandela is beginning to respond to treatment and has called on people to pray for Mr Mandela’s recovery and well-being.
It is in this spirit that the South African Embassy is calling on all leaders of faith to dedicate a few moments of prayer for Mr Mandela. Especially in the United States, there is much concern for Mr Mandela because so many of you have been so instrumental in fighting for his release after 27 years in prison.
This is a humble request, and we hope your Church and Congregation would remain blessed and in the Mercy of God.
SOUTH AFRICAN AMBASSADOR TO THE USA