|http://www.dw.com/en/sierra-leone-heads-into-hotly-contested-elections/a-42813380 and https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/sierra-leone-cut-down-by-war-and-ebola-20180305|
Heavenly Father, today we pray for Sierra Leone as this nation approaches Election Day on March 7. We pray for wisdom for all citizens as they head to the polls to determine their nation’s next President, Parliament and local councils. We pray against violence as supporters of a variety of parties clash. May all citizens choose constructive ways of sharing their frustrations and opinions. We are grateful that the majority are doing that. Lord, we are concerned about Sierra Leone. We know this nation is still struggling to recover after its civil war, Ebola crisis and massive flooding. We desire wise, selfless leaders with great integrity to lead this nation. We are dismayed by the signs of massive corruptions (including the missing $5 million+ that was intended to fight Ebola) and the accusations of candidates funding female genital mutilation in return for votes. Lord, reveal truth. And make clear to the people which leaders will help this nation recover from its crises and move toward fulfilling its immense potential. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.