Novena for South Sudan
South Sudan emerges as a new nation on 9 July 2011. The Catholic Church in Sudan is inviting all people of goodwill to take part in nine days of prayer for the future of the new state.
This novena begins on June 29, 2011 and ends on July 7, 2011.
Day One: Dignity of the Human Person
Day Two: Common Good
Day Three: Rights and Responsibilities
Day Four: Preferential Option for the Poor
Day Five: Solidarity
Day Six: Integrity of Creation
Day Seven: Reconciliation
Day Eight: Subsidiarity or Participatory Government
Day Nine: Peace
Prayer for Republic of South Sudan
God of Mercies,
We thank you for your great love for us.
We ask you to guide all our leaders
in the process of nation building.
Grant them your wisdom, compassion and fortitude.
give us courage to reject ethnic resentment
as well as ethnic conflicts.
Through the intercession of St. Josephine Bakhita,
help us to overcome hurt, hostility and bitterness in our hearts
so that we become […]