Friday, November 11, 2016
Prayer for those suffering from demonetization of notes
Dear Lord we pray for those who have been inconvenienced due to the demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupee notes. We remember the elderly, women working at home, cart vendors, small and medium families, coolies, auto rickshaw and taxi drivers, daily wage labourers and all those who have saved and not hoarded money, but have rather preferred to keep it with them. We pray for those without bank accounts, those who can’t sign a cheque and those who will feel humiliated by complex bank procedures. We stand with small scale traders and way side businesses who roll their money day to day and use the profits. We feel for those who are conducting weddings and those who expect small but significant help from several people during hospitalization. We suffer with those who are in queue outside banks and ATM’s, those who are panicking due to upcoming travel plans and those who as tourists are already touring the country. We hope and pray that as people we may help each other by waiting for payments if we can afford to and thereby helping someone who can’t pay, loaning money to those who don’t have money with them, helping some to start bank accounts with dignity and see this as a test of our character and patience. We pray God that this be a wakeup call for all to serve God and not money. We hope so much that leaders from all walks of life will stop hoarding money and refuse to make ordinary people suffer. We pray for sensitivity, trust and understanding in the minds of those in the corridors of power. May all glory and honour be to you Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.