Prayers are always in order for the people of Sudan. Prayers are particularly in order as July 9 – the date when South Sudan becomes an independent nation draws near. Our sisters and brothers in Sudan and around the world are in prayer now and will continue in prayer until and after independence is achieved.
Remembering the role that prayer played in the days before the referendum, a number of faith communities will again come together in a Season of Prayer with the people of Sudan in this time. Specifically, we are invited to pray for thirty minutes on:
- each Friday until July 9 (this would be May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8); and
- Saturday, July 9.
In the United States, we will be praying at 11:00a.m. (EST); 10:00 a.m. (CST); 9:00 a.m. (MST); 8:00 a.m. (PST). And we have invited our sisters and brothers in Sudan to pray with us pray at 7:00 p.m. in their country. Pray at these times or whenever time works for you; pray wherever you are; pray individually or gather with your community or an ecumenical community or an interfaith community; pray in a manner you feel comfortable praying.
Here are some specific prayers to use or adapt:
A prayer for South Sudan and forgiveness by PC(USA) Mission Co-Worker Aliamma George
Prayer from the Sudan Advocacy Action Network by Claire Zuhosky