Together for Lebanon

As the magnitude of the disaster in Beirut begins to sink in, it is clear Lebanon needs our prayer. However, with news of fresh horror continuously coming in, it can be hard to focus our prayers or even know where to start. This is where different traditions of Christianity can help us out. The prayer below is written in the style of the Anglican church and can be read out as a personal prayer, or in a group, where all present say the words in bold together. Let us pray.

Our Father in heaven,

Our hearts are heavy with the news and images coming in from the city of Beirut. We pray for the people of Lebanon, made in your image and loved by you. For those who have lost loved ones, we pray your comfort. In their grief may they seek you and find you and take refuge under your wings.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for those still trapped under rubble and for those trying to find survivors. We pray for your protection and for success for all rescue efforts. Please steady the hearts of those who are still searching for those they love. May there be a spirit of unity and mutual encouragement among the people as they undertake the difficult work of recovering those still missing.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the injured and those caring for the wounded. We pray for supernatural strength for medical workers, for wisdom to make difficult decisions and for help to arrive for those who have found hospitals full or unable to help.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the church in Lebanon. Comfort your children and inspire them by your Holy Spirit to be the hands and feet of Christ in this time of need. Provide all they need for themselves and for caring for those around them. May your Spirit of power and of peace rest upon them.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the nations of this world, that they will reach out in generosity, and be a source of encouragement to the people of Lebanon. May help arrive quickly and be used effectively to reach those most in need.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that this nation, plagued by severe economical problems, poverty, political unrest, and the Corona crisis, will experience your healing in the months and years to come. May this nation be blessed with wise leaders, who will seek peace, and work with sincere hearts for the good of their people.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

May your kingdom come in Lebanon. May your gospel be heard and believed. May your name be worshipped.  

Merciful Father,

Accept our prayers for the sake of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

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    Lizzie Gray

    Amen!
    Praying for mercy and help for Lebanon
    All our help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth
    May The Lord God provide for this nation all the help they need.

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