Cornell Ngare, a Kenyan brother who has written for Urban Faith in the past, wrote a convicting blog yesterday. I spent my weekend relaxing with my family, watching some football, and gearing up for my week ahead. News of the shooting at a mall in Kenya came across my timeline. I skimmed it and moved on with my weekend. But there are people today who can’t move on with their lives:
It is not easy to write this but I have to. The urgency of the situation demands it. I write this to ask that you, whoever is reading this, to pray for Kenya. Pray for the families of those who were killed and injured in the attacks. Pray for those who are still being held hostage in the building, that they will remain unharmed. Pray for this nation, that we will grow through this event. Pray also for our president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who finds himself in the precarious position of having to mourn the dead (some of whom were his relatives), to comfort the living and still strategize on bringing the situation to a safe and just conclusion.
Pray that the heartless terrorists who savagely carried out these atrocities will be apprehended and brought to justice.
So this morning I stopped everything I was doing to pray. The internet gives us the ability to be so connected, yet there are times where we’re disconnected. Could you join me today in praying for the people of Kenya? We’d all do the same if it happened on Western soil.
Convicted…and acting on it.