God calls us to bear one another’s burdens and we take this as our call to action (Galatians 6:2). Anglican Aid is working with local church partners, giving aid to respond to urgent needs and rebuild lives as well as providing Bible training to strengthen churches.
From Marsabit, Northern Kenya
“People have been fleeing because of the clashes . . . Also because of the clashes people have died. Last week we lost 14 people who were buried on Sunday.
And Anglican Aid has stretched their hand. People have been living as internally displaced people in the schools, in churches, in our places. They are sleeping in our churches and we try to help them.
As a pastor of the area, I really appreciate it because what Anglican Aid has done has really helped and supported the needy people in the area. And we really thank you and we request that you continue to pray for us and remember us.”
– A pastor from Marsabit, Northern Kenya
A prayer for persecuted Christians
Eternal Father, almighty shepherd of your people,
You have promised that those who follow Jesus will be persecuted. We pray for your children around the world who are suffering mistreatment, imprisonment, loss of possessions, and threats of death for their allegiance to you. By your mighty power keep them faithful to you. Be their shield and defence, their refuge and their stronghold.
Shelter them under the shadow of your wings, that they may not fear their enemies, and help us to uphold them in prayer, that together we may walk in the light of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and not be ashamed to confess him as Lord, to the glory of your name, Amen.