A prayer for Yemen

Christian Aid and other faith-based development agencies are calling on churches and mosques to pray for the desperate humanitarian situation in Yemen.

After nearly four years of war, more than 14 million people are facing starvation and 85,000 children might have already died since 2015.

Now, the CEO’s of Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, CAFOD, Tearfund and World Vision UK are encouraging faith communities to pray this weekend for an end to the crisis. Tim Pilkington, CEO of World Vision UK, said: “The conflict in Yemen is now approaching its fourth year. Every day, millions of children struggle to survive without food, clean water or medicine. Parents face the agony of seeing their children go hungry and die. We urge people of faith to join with us and pray for these children to get the protection they need. We also pray that international leaders find the wisdom and courage to broker lasting peace and secure a brighter future for the people of Yemen.”

A prayer for Yemen 

Giver of Life,
Who hears the cries from Yemen;
of mothers choosing between medicine or food,
of parents grieving children lost to starvation,
of those who have given up everything in hunger.
Hear our cries for hope, for change, for peace

In your mercy,
Break political deadlocks,
Soften hardened hearts,
Change closed minds,
Open unhearing ears.
Let people come before power
Let life be holy again
Let your justice and peace
Shape the nation of Yemen
And the lives of all people
Amen