Bishop of Butere being treated for Covid-19 virus

Your prayers are requested for our good friend in Christ, the Rt Rev’d Dr Timothy Wambunya, Bishop of the Diocese of Butere, in Kenya, who is undergoing treatment in hospital in Nairobi after contracting the Covid-19 virus.

Bishop Tim visited the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe along with his wife, Gertrude, in October 2018. He is a man of deep faith who will be uplifted to learn that many of his friends here, in his sister diocese, are thinking of him and praying for his recovery.

We ask that God may shine his face upon his servant in this his hour of trial. Strengthen him in faith and spirit, O Lord, and keep him in your loving embrace.

We remember our brothers and sisters in Butere. O Lord, be their light in the darkness at this time of anxiety and uncertainty. Bring strength to the afflicted and comfort to the distressed. Hold your children close, this day and always.

We pray, finally, for the whole family of God:

May the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.