Prayers for Nairobi

September 2013

In light of recent events in Nairobi, we would like to take this morning to encourage all of the CARE for AIDS supporters to join together in prayer for the people of Kenya, particularly those affected by the recent attack and hostage situation at Westgate Mall.  It was with heavy hearts that we read the accounts of the attack this weekend, and we are all reminded that our Kenyan staff and clients work in an area that is not immune to attack or unrest.

We are thankful and relieved that none of our staff were at Westgate during the time of the shooting, and all of the CARE for AIDS board members, staff and clients are unharmed.  It is truly the grace of God that our teams and staff were not harmed, and we do not take the event lightly or without mourning for those who have been affected.

This week’s prayer from the Anglican liturgy has certainly been my meditation for the past few days;

“Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”

Our hearts are with Nairobi and with Kenya as a Nation as they face the aftermath of this event.  Please pray with us for peace and rest for the families affected, as well as a mighty peace for the Nation.