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Heavenly Father, today we share our concern about the locust swarms devouring crops in East Africa. In a region already plagued by food insecurity, we are very concerned as people lose crops and pasturelands, thus greatly impacting food supplies. Lord, we pray for those who have lost their livelihood during this attack. Please provide them with the resources to care for their families and to move forward. We pray for wisdom for communities and governments as they seek solutions amid this crisis. May their solutions proactively prevent inflated prices, starvation and ill health, which so commonly accompany food shortages. And, Lord, we pray for peace. May people’s desperation drive them to you and to resourcefulness and generosity, rather than to violence or crime. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.