Diocese of Manchester

    Prayers for Yemen

    The Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, is urging churches to pray for an end to the suffering of the people of Yemen this Sunday, as millions face the threat of starvation in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis today.

    Bishop David is responding to the calls of leading faith-based international development agencies who are appealing to churches and mosques to pray for the desperate humanitarian situation in Yemen where more than 14 million people face starvation and 85,000 children may have already died from extreme hunger since 2015.

    The CEOs of Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, CAFOD, Tearfund and World Vision have come together to urge faith communities to remember the human casualties of the war which broke out almost four years ago. 

    Bishop David said: “We cannot allow this crisis to leave our hearts and minds. Both the scale of the situation and the very personal desperation of parents having to watch their children die of hunger are appalling.

    “There are glimmers of hope but this is a long-standing crisis and communities are in need of urgent help. I would encourage churches to pray that momentum will build here in the UK, globally and on the ground in Yemen so that people are placed at the heart of all responses and families can be relieved of this torment.”

    Prayer for Yemen

    Prayer points

    1. For peace for the people of Yemen
    2. For wisdom for those involved in diplomacy and a resolve to bring about an end to the conflict
    3. For the religious authorities in all of the nations involved to speak truth to power
    4. For the people of the UK to be stirred to act to raise awareness of the plight of those living in Yemen – men and women we believe are made in the image of God, just like us. 

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