A Prayer for all nations
Loving God, we worship you, we adore you.
Lord, we thank you for being with us, guiding our leaders
As they rule with wisdom and compassion.
Lord as we approach Christmas, the coming of your Son Jesus Christ
The Redeemer, the Saviour, the Prince of Peace
May your peace reign in our hearts, in our nations, all over the world.
Grant our leaders understanding, patience and forgiveness
May they choose dialogue over conflict and peace over war.
We pray for peoples of all nations, as we remember the oppressed
The abused, the abandoned, the displaced, the lonely and persecuted.
Lord, in your mercy give them hope, courage and perseverance.
Strengthen their faith in you, O Lord and fill them with your Holy Spirit.
May the spirit of Christmas and all its promises of love, joy and peace
Abide with all peoples all over the world. Amen.
A Prayer for The Gambia
Our Father and our God
We lift the nation of The Gambia to you
Father, we come to you with hearts full of fear,
Uncertainty, stress and sorrow.
Lord, we thank you for the peaceful elections on December 1st
Father God we ask that you to soften the heart of the President
Father, we pray for a turn -around in our country’s situation
Lord, we pray for forgiveness, mercy, peace.
May your angels cover the land of The Gambia
May the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ bring unity
May there be no tribal conflict, civil unrest or war
Lord we ask that in your mercy, you protect and shield us all
In the mighty name of Jesus we pray, Amen.