The South Sudanese Community of the Goulburn Valley in collaboration with the Shepparton Interfaith Network will join National Day of Prayer for South Sudan on the evening of Monday 29 July commencing at 6PM, in the hall behind St Brendan’s Church, 121 Knight St, Shepparton.
South Sudan and its neighbours have experienced conflict for many years. In the case of South Sudan, from 1956 – 2005, there were 49 years of conflict. The recent overthrow of Omar al-Bashir’s military government and the imposition of interim transfer government is not making for a transition of peace in South Sudan. The Janjaweeds are impatient to resume control of the country and subdue the protests for independence from the military in government. Graphic videos of violence circulate on social media. the Janjaweeds have nothing to be proud of.
South Sudan needs peace and blessings from God. Countries adjoining also need peace and God’s blessings. Refugees in South Sudan and Congo also need prayers. There is risk of Civil War in South Sudan, so prayers will be needed.
There is a need to connect our countries to God.
The National Day of Prayer will pray for
Those who have lost their lives due to war
Those who have lost their lives due to sickness
Those who suffer their participation in the protests for independent government
Peace in the world.
The South Sudanese Community of Shepparton will host Prayers, with prayers of repentance and confession; prayers for healing of wounds and bitterness of wars, hatred, rejection, abandonment, humiliation, betrayal, injustice; prayers for love, unity, peace and tranquillity among South Sudanese citizens; and intercessions for the many groups that make up this nation. There will also be intercession for South Sudan’s neighbouring countries.
- Traditional African Religion
Program: National Day of Prayer for South Sudan and its neighbours
Location: Monsignor Jeffrey Parish Centre BEHIND St Brendan’s Church
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
More Information: Thon, 5831 2395
Light Supper afterwards.
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