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Prayer Marking Life of Nelson Mandela

Gracious Father,

You gave up your Sonout of love for your world:

Look with mercy on Madiba Mandela;

And on all your children in South Africa.

As they reflect on Christ's Death and Resurrection,

may they know eternal peace

through the shedding of our Saviour's blood,

Jesus Christ our Lord.


John Sentamu Archbishop of York