Prayer for Central African Republic

(Lament — Psalm 80)

Give ear, give eye, give heart,
O Shepherd of all people,
who names every refugee –
Joseph, Mary,
who promises hope to every flock.

Stir up your might
and come to save the Muslims
of Central African Republic
for they flee Christians
anti-balaka vigilantes.

Restore them, those
with homes destroyed —
let your face shine.
Restore them, fled into Chad,
mourning the Bangui dead —
let your face shine.
Restore peace between neighbors,
care for the fleeing,
international protection —
let your face shine.

Restore to Christians –
an ear of hearing all of the news,
an eye of seeing every injustice
and hearts of love,
where is deeply rooted
the Vine
with many branches. Amen.

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