Prayer: Waiting for Jesus

Here’s a timely prayer of petition and lament from the Sudan.  It was posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.

Waiting for Jesus:  A Prayer of Lament

“The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—
indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 3:1

many of us are waiting for you:
  the war-torn are waiting for peace,
  the hungry are waiting for bread.
  the refugees are waiting for a homeland, 
  the sick are waiting for healers.
Have you forgotten us?
O Lord, come quickly, we pray.

~  a prayer from Sudan, 21st century. Posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.