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Prayer & Action for
Peace in Kenya
Jim McGinnis, inspired by
his new book
As we continue
to pray and act for peace around the globe this week, especially in Kenya
and Somalia, please consider forwarding this weekly prayer & action request
to your networks. Attached is the full page on "Praying for Peace in Kenya"
from PRAYING FOR PEACE AROUND THE GLOBE.
Insight on the Struggle for Peace in Kenya.
from the NY Times in the past week have touched my heart as I pray with the
people of Kenya for peace.
Wraps, Kenya's Bill for Bloodshed Nears Payment" describes the urgent
need for action on the post-election violence that tore Kenya apart earlier
"Radical Islamists Slipping Easily into Kenya" personalizes the struggle
for peace and provides two icons for our prayer: Kenyan and Somali children
as the first victims of this violence. It's always the children.
Prayer for Peace in Kenya
plead with You and praise You, O God of peace, for peace in Kenya, not just
the political peace for which we long, but the Peace that prompts compassion
and courage in the hearts of believers; for the Luos who are opening their
homes to Kikuyus, for Kikuyus who are opening their homes to Luos, and for
all the tribally mixed villages who are not fighting, even if they are few;
for church leaders who are talking with politicians, and for drivers who are
ferrying refugees; for all the fathers and mothers, uncles and aunts,
brothers and sisters, grandparents, cousins, and neighbors who caring for
the children of Kenya, even if they lack food or must sleep in the forest.
-From Brent and
Katrina Siegrist, Eastern Mennonite Mission workers in Nairobi, Kenya, one
week after the post-election chaos of January 2008; and reprinted with
permission from the
Eastern Mennonite Mission.
Consider supporting the reconciliation projects of the
African Great Lakes Initiative Friends
Peace Teams, the reconciliation listening project of the
Nairobi Peace Initiative-Africa,
which is supported by the Mennonite World
Conference; and practice good listening as a way of daily peacemaking;
also supporting Kenyan villagers through the
Green Belt Movement and through
Microfinancing Partners in
Africa, the micro-lending program developing sustainable businesses and
economically viable communities in Kenya, in conjunction with
Order a copy of Praying for Peace Around the Globe
or call 1-800-833-0245.
Thanks for caring,