We add our prayers for Afghanistan to the many across the world
We lift up Afghanistan to you at this time of peril.
We put our trust in you that you have a plan for the nation, as you do for each of us.
We ask you to guide the international leaders in their decision-making, to protect all refugees and defend the vulnerable against all evil.
May the Holy Spirit flow over the mountains, across the deserts, and into the cities like a river in full force.
We ask this in your precious name.
During this time of pandemic we pray the Church of England prayer to remember before God those who have diedGracious God,
as we remember before you the thousands who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.
Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.
The Mary Sumner Prayer
Perfect for all seasons and situations:All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee; and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.