Together in prayer for Yemen

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Tearfund is joining with other faith-based organisations in calling for prayer and action in response to the Yemen crisis.

After nearly four years of war, more than 14 million people are facing starvation. It’s estimated that 85,000 children may have already died from extreme hunger.

Nigel Harris, Tearfund CEO, says: ‘We need to hear the people of Yemen’s cries, and to act. We each have a choice on whether we support our neighbours, or stay silent.

Join us in lifting up the people of Yemen: pray for those suffering daily, for families torn apart, for our partners on the ground bringing hope and relief. We have to believe that everything is possible with God.’

We need to hear the people of Yemen’s cries, and to act.

Nigel Harris

Meanwhile, in a letter to the Telegraph, the CEOs of Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, CAFOD and World Vision UK as well as Tearfund united to call for urgent action to tackle the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

There is some hope in Yemen. A ceasefire was brokered last month, which promises to restore the port of Hodeidah and allow food and medicine into the country.

It’s hoped that churches, mosques and individuals up and down the UK will take time this week to pray for Yemen. Please add your voice.

A prayer for Yemen
Giver of Life,
Who hears the cries from Yemen;
Of mothers choosing between medicine or food,
Of parents grieving children lost to starvation,
Of those who have given up everything in hunger.
Hear our cries for hope, for change, for peace.

In your mercy,
Break political deadlocks,
Soften hardened hearts,
Change closed minds,
Open unhearing ears.
Let people come before power.
Let life be holy again.
Let your justice and peace
Shape the nation of Yemen,
And the lives of all people.
Amen

Banner image: Ammar Bamatraf

Andrew Horton

Andrew is Online News and Film Editor for Tearfund. This involves finding and writing up inspiring articles for the website, and capturing compelling stories on video.