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A Crown Council Statement for the Beginning of Lent

A Statement from the Crown Council of Ethiopia

His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia sends Greetings to all as we enter this important period of reflection and fasting marked by the Great Lent. He stressed the particular importance of reflection at this particularly difficult time in Ethiopian history, which demands from all of us the compassion which will restore Ethiopian unity and peace. He offered the following prayer for this Lenten period:

“In the omnipresence of his spirit, and in the name and grace of our everlasting, merciful Holy Father, we pray to God, our Holy Creator, to bless us and to forgive us for our sins. Let us each pray and enter into a Covenant with God to commit ourselves to a period of fasting and prayer so that God blesses our country Ethiopia with the restoration of peace, love and unity; let us fast and pray so that we may also achieve world peace. Now is time for prayer. Now is the time for all of us to stretch our hands unto God in absolute faith and diligent prayer.”