Zimbabwe's bishops call national day of prayer

 Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops have set aside Saturday, April 14 as a day of prayer and fasting for the country. This will be followed by a prayer service for Zimbabwe on Friday every week in all parishes. The Catholic Information Service Africa (CISA) has sent us the full text of the prayer for the nation, written by the bishops: God Our Father You have given all peoples one common origin And your will is to gather them as one family in yourself Give compassion to our leaders, integrity to our citizens, and repentance to us all Fill the hearts of all women and men with your love And the desire to ensure justice for all their brothers and sisters By sharing the good things you give us May we ensure justice and equality for every human being An end to all division, and a human society built on love, Lasting prosperity and peace for all We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. Source: CISA