September - October 2021 World Prayer News - 30 - Ethiopia - Life in Abundance: Ethiopia is going through a time of transition with prevailing economic and socio-political challenges. A recent peaceful election has been undertaken yet there has been political disruption with social unrest in parts of the country. Pray for continued peace and stability through inclusive national dialogue and concerted reconciliation measures. Thousands of people have been displaced in Northern Ethiopia exacerbating the growing number of Ethiopian refugees suffering in different countries and in refugee centres. Pray that the Lord’s eyes are on those in need and that he would work and provide in unimaginable ways among the poor and vulnerable in Ethiopia.
A prayer for safety: At the beginning of this year, South Sudan was hit hard by Covid. As schools, businesses, and churches begin to operate again, pray that people will have opportunities that feel purposeful and life giving as they step into the future. LIA health units in Rumbeck and Maper continue to serve the most vulnerable. We praise God for enabling our staff to buy medicines and transport them between these places. However, there is insecurity in these towns, and it is risky to travel. Pray for the safety of those delivering medicines and for safety of all people in the area.