|http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/28/at-least-61-killed-in-aleppo-airstrikes-including-doctors-without-borders-staff-patients-in-deliberate-hospital-hit.html?intcmp=hplnws. AFP Photo/Ameer Alhalbi|
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Lord, today we pray about another aspect of ISIS’ evil work: the destruction of sacred sites. Lord, we know places and temples are not eternal. We know it is people’s souls and your Word that last. These are our priority. However, we grieve when we hear of places like the Mar Elian Monastery, Monastery of St. Elijah, the Mar Behnam Monastery, and so many more Christian heritage sites destroyed in the name of a false God. We cry out with the psalmist, “O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble. They have left the dead bodies of your servants as food for the birds of the sky, the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.” Lord, open these terrorists’ eyes to truth. Make them know the futility of their deeds. Uphold and strengthen those who seek to preserve sacred relics. And, most of all, uphold and strengthen those who seek to preserve lives. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
|http://www.persecution.com/public/pray.aspx?prayerupdate_ID=%3d333133. The houses above are not actual safe houses.|
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Lord, we are so sad that the people of Mali live in fear, particularly since Islamist attacks have dramatically increased in the past two years. Especially in the southern part of the country, Christians in particular are at high risk of being attacked, kidnapped or murdered. We pray against the work of Boko Haram in this nation, as well as the work of smaller groups that want to join in with the evil perpetuated by this terroristic group. May their plans to establish the West Africa Islamist State be thwarted. May freedom--both religious and otherwise--reign. And may the Gospel continue to spread rapidly within Mali. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Lord, today we pray for Ashti and Jacqueline, believers in Iraq who are providing shelter for refugees fleeing ISIS. Lord, protect them. Keep their relationship with you strong, fresh and contagious. Provide for their financial needs as they generously provide for others. Lord, we ask that you give them special insight into dealing with one particular segment of the refugees they host: the European girls who have been raped and impregnated by ISIS terrorists. Ashti and Jacqueline see the depth of their trauma and their inability to function. Please use Ashti, Jacqueline and their team to bring healing to these girls and young women. Unleash your healing power within their shelter so that refugees who live and then move on from there become testimonies of your mighty grace and power. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Lord, your heart breaks when you see your children violated. Since almost the beginning of time, both men and women have been sexually harmed in countless ways. What a seemingly insurmountable issue! But, Lord, we persevere in prayer anyway. Today we specifically pray for the healing of sexual abuse victims. Lord, thank you for scientific advances that have provided extra insight into helping these survivors. May advances such as learning how trauma shuts down the left functional lobe, thus fragmenting our memories, bring clarity for victims who wonder why they face such confusion. And may greater understanding of the science behind sexual trauma help not only professionals, but also lay people show greater kindness and discernment as we come alongside those who carry these scars. Bring healing, Lord. May these wounded souls enter the place where their greatest battles become their greatest victories. In Jesus' victorious name, we pray, amen.
For more info: Healing the Wounded Heart by Dan B. Allender
Thursday, April 14, 2016
|Refugee children playing in Galatsi Hall|
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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Heavenly Father, today we pray for the gathering of Christian camping leaders that is taking place primarily in Johannesburg, South Africa, over this week. Thank you for using these ambassadors to share you with others all over the globe. Thank you for the powerful avenue for sharing the Gospel that is Christian camping. Thank you for Christian Camping International-Worldwide, the organization committed to equipping and encouraging these leaders so more children and adults all around the world can encounter you in Christ-centered environments that free them from the distractions of everyday life. Lord, bless this quadrennial gathering of these leaders. May they find deep refreshment in their souls through your Word and good teaching. May they encourage and equip each other personally, spiritually and for ministry. May they return to their countries ready to be more effectively used in both evangelism and discipleship. Keep these leaders safe as they travel from the corners of the earth to participate in this gathering. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.