Launching an anti-corruption campaign, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops released an official prayer to accompany their efforts.
“For the love of money is the root of all evils, and some people in their desire for it have strayed from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.” – 1 Timothy 6:10
Kenyan bishops are in the midst of a half-year long campaign entitled “Breaking the Chains of Corruption,” that invites the “Catholic faithful to join and lead the way against corruption.”
“We must join our hands in fighting and weeding out this vice within our society. Our new appeal is to all Churches, other Faiths and people of goodwill to truly join the war on corruption so as to bring more honesty and integrity in our society.”
Urging all to make a personal commitment “to work tirelessly to fight the evil of corruption,” they composed an official prayer to help Faithful turn to God in the crusade against corruption.
“We invite all our Christians and people of good will, to come out and and carry the ribbon of fight against Corruption to declare their stand. This anti-corruption challenges all of us not to tire in stopping all forms of exploitation particularly against the weak and the poor. With God we can overcome this Monster and giant as David did!”
Let Us Break the Chain of Corruption
“Father in heaven, You always provide for all your creatures, so that they may live as you have always willed. You have blessed our country Kenya with rich human and natural resources to be used in honor and glory and for the well being of every Kenyan.
We are deeply sorrowful for the wrong use of these your gifts and blessings through the act of corruption, as a result of which many of our people are hungry, sick, homeless and displaced, ignorant and defenseless. Father, You alone can heal us of this sickness which leads to death.
We humbly beg you, touch our lives and those of our leaders so that we may realize the evil of corruption and work hard to eliminate it. For any citizen who has acquired anything through corrupt means, Lord, give him or her, the spirit of courage to make a restitution and come back to you.
Raise up for us God-fearing citizens and leaders who care for us and who will lead us in the path of peace, justice, prosperity, progress and above all, Love.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.
Lord graciously hear us.”