God of boundless compassion,
With hearts overflowing, we raise our voices for Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Togo. We offer gratitude for the unwavering spirit of small farmers who, despite enduring hardships, sow the seeds of sustenance in the land. Bless their labours and enlighten us to safeguard the environment they nurture.
We celebrate the spiritual tapestry of churches, interwoven across faiths, fostering unity and understanding. Let us embrace genuine love, kindle mutual affection, and bestow honour through our actions. May our service echo the essence of what Paul says in Romans 12, forging connections that transcend boundaries.
In our prayers, we beseech you for those who tirelessly toil against poverty, illiteracy, and hunger. May we stand tall as havens of hope, respecting diverse spiritual expressions, bring healing to the aching hearts, mend the wounds of conflict and disease, and restore hope to those trapped in the shadows of human rights abuses.
Empower us to rise above the darkness, nurturing light with compassion. As we journey onward, may our deeds be a testament to the profound words of Romans 12, allowing goodness to conquer all.