Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Prayer for Turkey after the airport attack Photo credit: Laurence Cameron/Storyful
Lord, today we pray for Turkey. Haven’t we just prayed about a terrorist attack? Weren’t dozens of people just killed by a terrorist? Yes, in this broken world we will have trouble. But we take heart, because you have overcome the world. Lord, we pray for the citizens of Turkey as they reel in grief and many in fear after Tuesday’s airport attack. We pray for those investigating the attacks—that they will piece together this puzzle and determine both who is responsible and what might be done to eliminate such attacks in the future. We pray for Turkey’s leaders, who are calling for vengeance--that they will lead with wisdom and courage during this time. We pray for those recovering from their injuries and emotional wounds, that they would find effective and swift healing. We pray for those who grieve for their lost loved ones--that you will meet them in this place of darkness, where they threaten to lose hope. Lord, make yourself known in Turkey as you bring healing during a time of need. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen. 

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