For safety and peace without bloodshed
For inclusion across every part of society, especially for women and girls
For provision of humanitarian aid wherever needed, through UNICEF and others
And we pray for the leaders of every nation to step up in light of their failures, particularly the US and UK. After 20 years we can not just step out and left a void into which the Taliban have stepped in; this was an obvious risk and now the obligation is to prevent Afghanistan descending into another war. People are at risk, people who are leaving and are now refugees. So I also pray for all nations to welcome refugees realising that no one leaves their home unless they are at risk of death.
We pray because we feel powerless as we watch the news and know so many people will now be afraid and at risk, Lord be with the people of Afghanistan