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Prayer on this Workers Day 1 May 2014

SANIBONANI, MOLWENI, DUMELANG; GOOD DAY OUT THERE :

LET US PRAY ESPECIALLY FOR THE WORKING CLASS and UNEMPLOYED ON THIS WORKERS DAY 1 MAY 2014.

Our workers, who contribute HUGELY to our economy and prosperity of our country, are treated like ‘second class citizens; given poor housing; poor wages – when they protest it seems that few, including the church, lack solidarity with their plight. –

Yes, protesting with violence is unacceptable; but this often clouds our judgement. What we don’t see is the invisible indirect violence of those in the upper classes who pay themselves exorbitant salaries and bonuses, whilst their workers live daily in survivalist mode.

May the Lord forgive our complacency?

TODAY WE ALSO PRAY FOR ALL POLITICAL PARTIES, that between them they will alleviate the plight of the working class and unemployed. Which of them will do it best? – PERHAPS IT IS FOR SUCH A POLITICAL PARTY THAT WE SHOULD VOTE ON 7 MAY?

Let us discern our role as churches to be in appropriate solidarity with the working class and unemployed.

LET US SOAK OUR NATION WITH PRAYER is the call of the SACC President Bishop Zipho Siwa, let us heed this call.

Have a wonderful workers day.

Shalom

Bishop Mike