Kwibuka30: A prayer for Rwanda

Kwibuka30: A prayer for Rwanda

During these 100 days of commemoration, we stand with our Rwandan brothers and sisters as Kwibuka30 begins. A time to Remember, Unite & Renew as we commemorate the victims, the survivors and the progress that has been made in Rwanda in the 30 years since the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.

My prayers this week have centered around and from Isaiah 61. Here are a few key prayers I've been praying for our friends in Rwanda, our students, and Rwanda as a whole inspired from this passage:

May Jesus be present in and through Rwanda.

May He bring good news to the afflicted.

May He bind up the brokenhearted.

May He proclaim liberty to the captives.

May this be the year of the Lord's favor upon Rwanda.

May He comfort all who mourn.

May He comfort those who mourn in Rwanda and give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.

May they be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord in Rwanda that He would be glorified.

May they rebuild, renew and restore what's been devastated.

May the youth of Rwanda, be called priests of the Lord, ministers of our God.

May these have a double portion instead of shame and joy instead of humiliation.

May everlasting joy be theirs.

May the Lord who loves justice reign throughout the land.

May this generation of young people be blessed.

May the Lord cause righteousness and praise to spring up in and from Rwanda.

Kwibuka30. We Remember, we Unite, and we Renew.