A Prayer for the New Nation of South Sudan

Rt Rev Anthony Poggo, Bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji, South Sudan

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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