|Note the "rash" on this boy's leg.|
Lord, today we pray for Phyllis Omido and the residents of the Owino Uhuru village in Kenya. Please watch over the people of this community as they deal with the dangerously high lead levels in the air and water of their area. Wherever possible, Lord, help residents find means to move into healthier communities. For those who are sick, we pray for quality medical care, and for the means to pay for that care, whether through their own resources or through recompense from those who caused this environmental disaster. Heavenly Father, we also pray for those who grieve the loss of loved ones—people of all ages who have succumbed to lead poisoning. We lament the death of so many babies before they were even born. We ask for protection for Phyllis Omido and her colaborers, who seek the well-being of Owino Uhuru. Give these advocates courage, wisdom, selflessness, and a shield of defense. We do pray for the truth to come out regarding the entire situation, Lord, so that people can be helped and so these deadly errors can be avoided in other communities. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.