An appeal from Christian Leaders in the North for prayer from the People of God this Holy Week and Easter asking God for a breakthrough in our current situation. The Prayer below was written by Rev Cecil Kerr during the years of the Troubles, which although hoped would never need to be used again, may be appropriate at this time:
A Prayer for Ireland
Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the way of peace.
Come into the brokenness of this land
With your healing love.
Help us to be willing to bow before you
In true repentance,
And to bow to one another
In true forgiveness.
By the fire of your Holy Spirit
Melt our hard hearts and consume
The pride and prejudice
Which separate us from each other.
Fill us, O Lord with your perfect love
Which casts out fear
And bind us together in that unity
Which you share with the Father
And the Holy Spirit forever.