Lord God Almighty, sovereign God of the universe, the maker of heaven and earth, look favorably upon the Somali people. They are beautiful people, very intelligent and have great potential for making a contribution to the world community.
Their homeland, the country of Somalia, is engulfed in civil strife. Brothers are fighting brothers, Muslims are killing fellow Muslims, precious lives - young and old, men and women, boys and girls - are being snatched from a normal way of life to one of war and conflict. They need help. They need to make peace.
Only the Somalis can solve the problems that exist between their clans, but they need Your super-natural intervention. Come, Lord Jesus. Open their understanding to Your love and gracious provision of a new birth, a transformed life that is free of sin and loves his fellow human beings, promotes peace rather than strife and reconciliation as opposed to division.
May the Somali recognize that in bowing to the authority of Jesus Christ, surrendering to his control, they can learn to submit to one another. May their prayer be like the Psalmist David in Psalm 67:1: "May God be gracious to us and make his face to shine upon us."
So be it, Lord. Amen and Amen!