The Kenyan Beatitudes: The following is a paraphase of the parables on the mountain from Matthew 5:3-12; the Kenyan version.
3 Blessed are the Kenyans suffering in prayer daily for: security to visit the shops, jobs or health center; leaders to show leadership instead of corruption; to learn and progress instead of strikes and poverty; and for peace instead of strive and tribal differences.
(Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.)
4 Blessed are the Kenyans calling for change and repentance daily: from government leaders, children, parents, church leaders, President, police and army.
(Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.)
5 Blessed are the Kenyans paying taxes; not accepting corruption; accepting their results in school or office performance; accepting their roles in jobs no matter the insults and conditions.
(Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.)
6 Blessed are the Kenyans waiting upon the promises, living in faith that God is faithful. Praying in earnest truth and singing the National Anthem as a prayer.
(Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.)
7 Blessed are the Kenyans who go out of their way to help, with the little they have, those in evangelism, in need or in difficult situations.
(Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.)
8 Blessed are the Kenyans broken in heart for God; faithful to His Word (the Bible) and walk their talk.
(Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.)
9 Blessed are the Kenyans that love, and desire, and delight in peace; and study to be quiet. They keep the peace that it be not broken, and recover it when it is broken.
(Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.)
10 Blessed are the Kenyans who are shunned; put to the test daily; pushed to the extreme until they feel like this must be the end; called names and demeaned all for speaking the gospel or sharing their faith among other people even to the extent of being threatened with death.
(Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.)
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