Sunday, November 27, 2022

Benediction at Naga National Prayer Day service

O Lord – our living God, just as you have heard to the cries of your people Israel when they were enslaved in Egypt so we have great hope and trust that you have heard to the cries of the Naga people today.
Just as you delivered Israel from the bondage of Egypt and granted salvation, we believe that you have listened to the confessions of the Naga people and grant us salvation.
We pray that as you raised prophets in Israel like Samuel, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and others so that you will raise prophets among the Nagas who will pray and advocate for the Naga people.
With all our limitations we surrender ourselves to the almighty God. Endow us with your goodness, compassion and love.
Anoint us to bring peace and tranquility in our Land.
Anoint us to love and serve the weak, poor, alien, orphans and widows.
Anoint us with the Holy Spirit to build your kingdom here in our land and beyond just as it is in heaven.
And now in keeping with your promises to our fathers, remember your Naga people always.
Fulfill your promise in and through us for your own glory.
Bring the Nagas together and keep them for your own heritage.
Bless the Naga people from generations to generations from this time forth and forever.
And now may the love of the Father, the grace of the Son, Jesus Christ, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit abide with us now, and forevermore.
And the People Say in unison: Amen!
Rev. Dr. L. Kari Longchar, Former Director, Peace Affairs, Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC)

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