A Prayer for Bangladesh
Gracious God, we pray for Basonti Hasda, our sister in faith who lives in a mud hut in the rural village of Astapukur in northwest Bangladesh. Having already lost two children, each within hours of birth at home, Basonti fears for the life of the child now within her womb, due to be born in October. Lord, in a country where every day 150 newborns die within the first twenty-four hours of life, bless Basonti with a safe environment and a trained attendant during her delivery. Have mercy upon both mother and child, that they may live to glorify you, in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.