Heavenly Father, we pray for all passengers who were on the boat that sank Saturday in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are saddened by the nearly 50 people who died, including young children. We pray with hope for the almost 200 people who are still missing that there are a high number of survivors. Please aid the rescue efforts in the coming weeks by providing the necessary resources, workers, and conditions to make for a successful mission. Lord, we thank you with deep gratitude for the remaining passengers who survived. We pray that you bless their lives, ease their struggles, and keep them safe. We pray that the country’s leaders will work hard to improve the living conditions for all people. Guide them in making wise decisions, such as investing in infrastructure, with a focus on safety and sustainability. We pray that you will intercede and prevent any further loss of life due to poorly maintained and overcrowded boats. We praise you for being our refuge and redeemer. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer contributed by regular guest prayer blogger Brandi South:
Brandi South resides in Chambersburg, PA, with her husband, their daughter, and their two rescue cats. She is employed at Shippensburg University of PA and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree starting in the fall. Brandi is a member of Grand Point Church in Chambersburg where she enjoys serving on the First Impressions Team as a greeter. Some of her favorite scripture passages are Psalm 25 and Ephesians 2.