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Prayer for the Democratic Republic of Congo

A prayer for all those affected by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

O God our Father,

We bring to you the needs of those communities who have been struck down by Ebola.

We pray for healing of those women, men and children who have contracted the virus 

Give them strength and courage in this time of darkness and fear.

We ask for your blessing for the medical staff working in affected communities

and pray that their efforts to stop the spread of the virus will be successful.

Protect them as they tend the sick, so they might remain healthy and strong, to go where they are needed most.

Grant that in our own comfort and blessings we may never forget the needs of others

and respond with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ, our teacher, saviour and friend.

Amen