Thursday 28 March 2013

Prayers for Soldiers in Central African Republic

This statement was issued on 28 March 2013.

Anglican Archbishop Prays for soldiers in Central African Republic

“As we observe Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and again reflect on the holy mysteries of death and life, our thoughts and prayers are with South Africa’s soldiers in the Central African Republic” said the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba, on Thursday. “We remember especially those who have been killed and wounded, and their families and friends, awaiting news of their loved ones. We pray for their swift and safe return.”

Dr Makgoba added: “We hold before God all our armed forces, who willingly serve wherever they are told, even when we may question where they are been sent and why. We especially pray for those who risk their lives in our troubled world of conflict, in peace keeping. May they know the blessing of Jesus, who said: “Blessed are the peacemakers!”

Issued by the Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town
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