Br Martin calls for prayers for Nigeria

Congregation Leader, Brother Martin Kenneally.
Congregation Leader, Brother Martin Kenneally.

Date: 29 May 2014

Our Congregation Leader, Brother Martin Kenneally, has written to each Brothers' community and to the wider Presentation Family, asking for our prayers for the situation in Nigeria.

He has prepared this prayer service (pdf) which may be used as Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or as part of a Holy Hour.

You can read more about our involvement in Nigeria in our Focus on Nigeria special feature.

Brother Martin writes:

"Let us pray for our Brothers, friends, staff and students who continue with great courage to live and work in this very difficult context.

On behalf of the entire Congregation, I express solidarity with our Brothers, our Presentation Family and the people of Nigeria at this time.  I assure them of our prayers, our love and our support.

The suggested prayer service can be adapted to local circumstances and I encourage you to share it with other Religious, Associates and friends.

I am asking every community in the Congregation to pray for peace for the people of Nigeria.  We pray also for the protection and care of our Brothers and Presentation Family.

I ask that each community would hold this Prayer Service on or near the Feast of Pentecost, Sunday 8th June 2014."