Africa: Anglican Communion Secretary General Urges Christians to Pray for the People of Myanmar

Anglican Communion Secretary General urges all Christians to pray for the People of Myanmar

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon issues an Easter message of hope to Myanmar and her people; and calls on Christians around the world to pray.

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has called on Christians around the world to pray for Myanmar and her people. In an Easter message of hope, Dr Idowu-Fearon tells the Myanmar people that they are not alone.

Dr Iwodu-Fearon, currently in Nigeria as part of his work as Chair of the Kaduna State Peace Commission, said: "On Easter Day we celebrate the triumph of life over death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ was Good News for the world two millennia ago; and it is still Good News for the world in 2021.

"Today, as this ultimate Good News story is celebrated around the world, I call on Christians everywhere to set aside time to pray for the people and country of Myanmar - that wisdom will prevail and enduring peace will come.

"And to the people of Myanmar, I say: You are not alone. You are not forgotten. You are not abandoned. The world is watching as this situation unfolds and we are praying that a durable solution will be found bringing peace to all."

A prayer for the nation and people of Myanmar

Lord of the heavens and the earth,

we give you thanks and praise

for the rising from the dead of your Son Jesus Christ

and for the never-ending love he offers us all.

Grant, we pray, resurrection life to the nation and people of Myanmar,

that sadness may turn into joy,

aggression into amity,

despair into hope,

and anxiety into calm,

that the people may be reconciled.

This we ask in the Name of the Risen Christ,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit

One God, now and for ever. Amen.

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