God of mercy, we know we are all your children, those who believe and those who don’t know you as we do.
Be with the people of Afganistan as they live through days and nights of terror and brutality. Help our leaders as they struggle to find the best way we can to aid them.
Give courage to our soldiers who have been sent there to evacuate those who have worked with our troops in that place.
In the depth of the darkest times give a glimmer of hope to keep them going. Fathers, mothers, children and the tiniest baby, send Holy Spirit to be a light in the blackness.
Hear my prayer, through Jesus Christ our Lord.