A plea for prayer from CAFOD

Due to the desperate situation in Yemen, the international development faith agencies CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund, World Vision and Islamic Relief are inviting supporters to pray for Yemen.  

As you may have seen in the news, the human suffering in Yemen is one of the gravest humanitarian crises in the world today.  After nearly four years of war, more than 14 million people are facing starvation and 85,000 children may have already died from extreme hunger since 2015.

There is some hope in Yemen, with a ceasefire brokered last month, promising to restore the Hodeida port and allow food and medicine into Yemen.  CAFOD has worked through partners in Yemen since 2016, and while we welcomed the UK government’s announcement last week that it will uplift funding to the UN Peace process in Yemen by £2.5 million, we know that the situation is so desperate that more needs to be done.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for the people suffering in Yemen.


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



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