Dear God, we thank you for the beautiful country of Peru and for its people, who are a mosaic of cultures, beliefs and hopes. Today we turn to you in prayer, asking for Your blessing over Peru and the Lutheran community in that country.
We recall the difficult times Peru has experienced in the past, as a result of armed conflicts that brought much suffering and loss. We thank you for the present peace and hope that it shapes the future of this nation. We ask You to continue Your protection of Peru, helping in the pursuit of improved living conditions and internal peace. We support all the people of Peru with our prayers.
We ask for Your blessing on those, who strive to build justice, reconciliation and love. May Your light guide them in this path. We also ask Your blessing on the Lutheran Church of Peru. We give thanks for this community, which for many years has testified to Your love and grace. We ask for strength for Lutherans in Peru, so that they may continue to work for social justice, environmental protection and the preservation of democratic values.
May Your grace rest upon Peru, may it lead the country toward a better future full of hope and peace. We offer all this in Your name, Almighty God. Amen.