The March elections in Zimbabwe expressed the will of the people quite clearly, but Robert Mugabe and his party have not accepted it and there have been reports of dreadful intimidation, murder and torture.
As usual, my blogfriends have made me more aware of a world situation that I have only heard about by radio or newspaper. This morning I learned that tomorrow, Sunday, June 22, the World Council of Churches has called for a day of special prayer for Zimbabwe, as their runoff election approaches on Friday, June 27.
Emjaydee has an excellent post on this, and shares resources for prayer from the World Council of Churches, which includes a Zimbabwean song, Mayenziwe. For your singing pleasure, here's a Youtube video of the Lutheran Youth Choir of North America performing the song:
Oh, Lord...as we sing Mayenziwe, for and with the people of Zimbabwe, we ask that your will be done on earth. We may be very different from them in appearance and lifestyle; we may look more like the LYCNA; but we all want the same things: peace, health for our children, freedom to express our love for you and elect our leaders fairly. Let the bird of freedom fly in Zimbabwe. Show us how to help. Your will be done, your will be done.