Anglican Bishop John Guernsey, head of ACNA’s Diocese of the Mid Atlantic, has written a wonderful pastoral letter in which he calls for prayer for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Bishop Guernsey lived and worked in Liberia many years ago, so his letter brings a personal perspective to this crisis.
Here’s an excerpt from Bp. Guernsey’s letter:
I write simply to urge you to join me in prayer, and not simply because Ebola has reached America.
- Pray for an end to this plague.
- Pray for a cure and for an effective vaccine.
- Prayfor the protection of medical personnel and all who are caring for the sick and burying the dead.
- Pray for the U.S. military who are there to help.You may find it helpful to use the prayer resources at Pray to End Ebola and daily prayer guides at the Lent and Beyond prayer blog.Let’s be faithful to our calling to pray earnestly for our brothers and sisters across the globe, continuing to pray for persecuted Christians in the Middle East, and praying now for those facing the scourge of Ebola.“May the God who walks with us through the valley of the shadow of death so that wemay fear no evil, may this God turn His face towards us and by His power and wisdomguiding all those involved, bring an end to the spread of Ebola. May He bring many wholive without the knowledge of Jesus into relationship with Him. This we pray in theName of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” -from Pray to End Ebola
We thank Bp, Guernsey for his link to Lent & Beyond. We’re so glad we’ve been able to play a part in helping mobilize prayer during this Ebola outbreak.