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28 Gennaio 2023

Gratitude prayer for Solar Energy in Antalya, Turkey

In Antalya, Turkey, a large solar power plant has been built to provide free energy for local farmers. The region is a crucial hub for fruit and vegetable production for domestic use and exportation. Around 60.000 people will benefit from this scheme that helps farmers to irrigate their areas and to crop their products. Thanks to this support from the municipality, the local farmers do irrigation almost for free. This helps to cut carbon emissions.

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28 Gennaio 2023

Prayer for Papua New Guinea

Early this week, eleven people were killed in fights between tribes in Enga Province in Papua New Guinea. According to the media, the incident occurred after two people were found killed. As a retaliation, armed men shot and killed 11 villagers and kidnapped 11 children, who were rescued by the police and soldiers. The causes of the violence are still unknown. The tribal conflict is a sensitive issue and the authorities have asked them to enforce a ceasefire.

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28 Gennaio 2023

Prayer for ecosystem affected by the war in Ukraine

We pray for Ukraine and Russia’s war. Each day many people die and it has become a normal situation in the world. A major side effects of the conflict is the ecological disaster that is affecting both countries. Hunters, fishermen and farmers from both countries are starting to use dangerous products for their survival, which is killing wild animals. War is the extermination of not only human beings, but also the flora and fauna of the places. We cannot get used to war and conflict.

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21 Gennaio 2023

Gratitude prayer for Adama Diémé

We thank God for all the people who are giving their lives to heal our mother Earth. A man in Southern Senegal, Adama Diémé, started an ambitious project of planting five million trees over the next five years. The idea came when he returned to the Casamance region after a few years working in Europe. He was shocked that in villages that were populated with hundreds of gigantic trees in his youth, few of them remained.

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21 Gennaio 2023

Prayer for Burkina Faso

Let’s pray for Burkina Faso, where 18 people have been killed in two attacks. The country is now the epicenter of a conflict that spilled over from Mali. Since 2015, the violence has increased and has forced around two million people to flee due to rebel fighters affiliated with al-Qaeda and ISIL. The attacks occurred on Thursday in the north and northwest of the country.

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21 Gennaio 2023

Prayer for Tibet

We pray for Tibet where at least 20 people have died due to a tunnel avalanche. The snow and ice collapsed on a highway tunnel covering vehicles. Rescue workers are working to dig into deep snow to look at those vehicles that were buried. Chinese authorities have sent 1000 rescue workers and dozens of emergency vehicles to the affected area. According to the media, 53 people have been rescued so far since Tuesday. Avalanches are common in the Himalayas.

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14 Gennaio 2023

Gratitude prayer for the end of Ebola in Uganda

We thank God for the end of Ebola in Uganda after four months. On Wednesday, the country discharged its last known Ebola patient from hospital in December 2022 and has passed WHO’s 42-day timeline. The outbreak killed 55 people and 143 have been infected since September. African health authorities have made a concerted effort to boost their readiness to respond to Ebola.

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14 Gennaio 2023

Prayer for Bangladesh

We pray for workers in Bangladesh. According to a study that surveyed 1000 Bangladeshi factories which make garments for global brands, they found out that many people were paid the same price despite the global pandemic and rising costs. Some well-known fashion brands are involved in unfair practices and paying the suppliers below the cost of production. The study presented how the unfair trading practices impacted suppliers’ employment practices that caused loss of jobs and lower wages.

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14 Gennaio 2023

Prayer for the US

Let’s pray for the United States that has experienced several tornados in the southern part of the country. It has been reported that nine people have died. According to the US National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, 45 tornados have been reported. Meteorologists considered an unusual burst of a tornado due to the La Nina weather pattern. The authorities keep looking for people in different areas. Climate change has been a cause of the increase in tornados.

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