Prayers for the people.

Pray for Afghanistan

O God of mercy and of peace, 

We hold before you the peoples of Afghanistan. 

Be living bread to those who are hungry each day 

Be healing and wholeness to those who have no access to health care amidst the ravages of pandemic 

Be their true home to all who have been displaced 

Be open arms of loving acceptance to those who fear because of their gender, ethnicity, religious or political views 

Be peace to those engaged in armed conflict and those who live within its shadow. 

Turn our hearts and minds to your ways of just and gentle peace, 

Open our eyes to see you in all acts of compassionate care 

Strengthen our hearts to step out in solidarity with your suffering people and 

Hold us all in your unfailing love. 

We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who emptied himself of all but love in order to bring life in all its fullness.


Prayer from Christian Aid. This prayer was written by Ramani Leathard, Christian Aid’s Head of Region for South East Asia and Afghanistan.