Prayers for the Ebola crisis
Lord God, we entrust to you,
the people affected by Ebola,
the families, communities and villages.
We pray especially for the health care workers,
that you guide and protect them.
We pray that your Spirit inspire those
researching and seeking for drugs,
medicines and health care systems
that respond to the suffering of the people.
And in the midst of this, keep us strong in faith, hope and love.
Let the words of your Son Jesus Christ in the Our Father,
be our prayer
as we entrust ourselves and those affected by Ebola
to your infinite and inscrutable power and love.
Prayer: Caritas Guinea
We cry out to you
when you walked with us on earth
you spread your healing power.
We place in your loving care
our people affected by Ebola,
in a country plagued by war.
From the forests of fear and death,
we cry out to you.
Keep us strong in faith, hope and love.
Bring relief to our sick,
console our bereaved,
protect those who care for us.
We lift our prayer to you Lord,
and trust in your infinite mercy,
as we wait for the daybreak.
Prayer: Harriet Paterson