Presentation on theme: "Prayer Service Journey with the Sudanese people for peace."— Presentation transcript:
Prayer Service Journey with the Sudanese people for peace
In 2011 the people of southern Sudan voted to secede from the north by an overwhelming majority. The referendum was unprecedented in its nonviolence, in the peoples insistence upon peace. Voting in Hai Jalaba, a polling station in Juba, Sudan. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/ CRS
The 101 days leading up to the election were marked by prayer throughout the world for a peaceful process. And the prayer was heard. And it was answered. Little Angels school teacher Oscar Noel Bwire, 24, leads students in prayer in Bor, Sudan in October 2010 just a few months before the referendum. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/CRS
Sudan will never be the same again. While there is great joy, there are also those who are saddened at the division of our country. There are fears and concerns about the future. Problems still remain. - Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference Photo by Kim Pozniak/CRS A young man in Juba carries the new flag of South Sudan.
And so we must continue to lift our hearts in prayer, and our voices in solidarity with people who long for peace. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/ CRS Members of the Legion of Mary of St. Theresa Cathedral of Juba, South Sudan, participate in their first mass in an independent nation.
A version of the following prayer was used in the 101 days of prayer leading up to Sudans referendum. Photo by Kim Pozniak/CRS
Let us pray
Lord Jesus, who said to us: "I leave you peace. My peace I give you: Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS We pray with Catechist Paustino Jada who helps tend the church in Palotaka, Magwi.
Look upon our Sudanese sisters and brothers, as they continue the struggle for peace. Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS We pray with the members of Paustino Jadas church, which has been damaged by war and disrepair, yet keeps its door open despite decades of violence.
Give them the wisdom they need to choose their future. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/ CRS We pray with this boy from the village of Lualdit, in Jonglei State, who listens in on a health training.
Where they will know your true peace. Photo by Debbie DeVoe /CRS We pray with this woman from West Darfur who relied on food from Catholic Relief Services and other charities when violence brought hunger to her village in 2009.
You call us out of slavery, oppression, and persecution Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/ CRS We pray with those who rejoiced at the independence of their new country, as delegations from around the globe helped usher in the world's newest nation-the Republic of South Sudan-in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
So that we may have life in abundance. Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS We pray with Sandy and her mother Atoo Joska, who provides child care for young mothers in job training in Magwi, Sudan.
Grant us peace with one another. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/ CRS We pray with the children of Jonglei, whose state is inaccessible six months out of the year because of rain and mud.
Give peace among ethnic groups. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/ CRS We pray with those in South Sudan who lit candles and planted trees on the eve of independence to remind each other that their country would need care and cultivation for it to prosper.
Help us to work together for the good of all. Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS We pray with Drabuga Henry Simon Osodsi (left), Caroline Auavo and Father Mawa of Nimule, Sudan, as they share the locking of a box of funds that is lent to a different community group each year.
We ask this in your name, Lord Jesus. Amen. Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS We pray with Father Joseph Otto of St. Theresa Paris in Magwi as he presides at daily Mass.
Mary Queen of Peace, pray for us. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/ CRS We pray with the people of Wau, South Sudan, who remember a time when the cathedral in their city was one of the few safe places where people from throughout the city could meet and celebrate together.
Saint Josephine Bakhita, pray for us. Photo by David Snyder/CRS We pray with Saint Josephine Bakhita of Sudan for all women who have been trafficked, enslaved and raped during the hostilities in Darfur.
Saint Daniel Comboni, pray for us. Photo by CRS staff We pray with Saint Daniel Comboni, a missionary of Sudan, for all who work tirelessly for Sudans future, such as these young men who learned masonry after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.
All Holy men and women of God, pray for us. Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS We pray with the parishioners of All Saints Catholic Church in Rajef, Juba, Sudan, as they worship.
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