O Pilgrim God, who journeys with us in this pilgrimage of life, harken to our prayers as we lift up Sri Lanka, in agony, chaos, and despair, clamoring for an end to the oppressive and exploitative rule that has battered and bruised our lives. Remove from among us all dangers of civil strife and discord. God of Justice and Mercy, be our Guide, our Hope, and our Strength in our time of need. Help us in our collective efforts as a people, so that we may in this struggle come to experience the much longed ‘Exodus’, as a nation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
To help ease the suffering in this difficult time, COTHA has sent $5,000 from our mission fund to aid in medical relief and $7,000 from individual donations to Christ Church Hambanthota where Desmond has served by proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel, preaching, and teaching God’s Word.
Baptizing in the name of The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, just like Jesus commanded
Praying for the sick and Breaking Bread
And we go to love and serve the Lord with gladness and singleness of heart.
God bless you and your prayers!
Fr Desmond Goonesekera