Prayers for Brazil

Dear Friends,

Archbishop Francisco Da Silva, the Primate of Brazil, asks for your prayers as deteriorating political divisions in Brazil, combined with a failing economy and new allegations of corruption in the Temer government, threaten to destabilize Latin America’s largest country.

Archbishop Da Silva writes: “As a Church we are asking for prayer and solidarity from our Anglican brothers and sisters. Prayers are particularly needed for those who are most affected by the economic situation which is only worsening with high rates of debt and unemployment. We appreciate your support.

The situation is becoming more and more worse with public clashes in Brasilia today and the convocation of the Army by the President Temer to be on streets to guarantee public buildings. We have noticed that some people were injured in these confrontations, the situation is become out of control.

Our bishops and leadership of the Church is seriously committed with the appeal for the recovery of the basics rights for workers, the observance of constitutional order and the stopping of violence against social movements!”

++Francisco,
Primate of Brazil

O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Yours in the light of Christ,

Bishop Michael