We are marking the 13th December as a day of prayer for the Ebola crisis, as a way for your parish community can stand in solidarity with communities affected by Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Our partners are urgently scaling up their response to the Ebola crisis, and need to reach many more people over the coming weeks. We are able to do this thanks to the huge generosity of parishes, schools and individuals across England and Wales who have responded with huge compassion to our Ebola crisis appeal. So far more than one million pounds has been donated to help stop the spread of the virus across the affected areas.
This money will be used to help our Church partners continue the vital work of educating people about the risks, to provide essential hygiene kits and washing-stations, and to ensure that burials are carried out safely. In total, we will reach more than 200,000 people over the coming weeks.
During this time we are looking at ways parish communities can stand in solidarity with those communities affected by this outbreak. Please join us in prayer and reflection sometime during the 13th December – whether it is a personal prayer, lighting a candle or using some of our liturgical resources below, we would be very grateful for any way you can support our life-saving work in prayer.
You can find all the resources that you need here: cafod.org.uk/ebolaprayers
- An outline for a Prayer Service
- Prayers of intercession
- Background to our work in West Africa
- Some stories from our partners