|For more information visit here: https://www.scribd.com/doc/295953906/Girls-Shine-Academy-Vision-Document or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ8Cl_ADIUs.|
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
|http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/24/at-least-159-dead-368-others-hurt-as-strong-earthquake-rocks-central-italy.html. Photo: Reuters - Remo Casilli|
Monday, August 22, 2016
|Above: the funeral for one of Saturday's victims. Photo: Reuters.|
More info: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/22/asia/turkey-gaziantep-blast/index.html
Lord, we continue to pray for those grieving in the aftermath of the terror attack in Gaziantep, Turkey. We were sickened today to hear the news that almost half of the 54 people killed on Saturday were children. Not only that, but that the attack was most likely specifically aimed at women and children. Lord, heal the broken hearts of the parents and siblings of these lost young ones. We pray specifically for Emine Ayhan, who lost four of her five children and now despairs of life. Lord, give her hope for the future. Give her the supernatural ability to grieve on her own while also comforting her surviving child and being available for her injured husband. We pray for all who are recovering from injuries, that they would receive proper medical care, that their needs would be provided, and that people would come alongside them to serve, help and comfort. We pray for the truth to come out about this bombing, and for those responsible to be held accountable. We also fervently pray against ISIS’ practice of recruiting children as suicide bombers, which may have been a factor in this situation. Lord, bring your peace to Gaziantep. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Lord, today we pray against human trafficking at the Olympics. It is devastating to read that there are an estimated half million child sex workers in Brazil. We also know that trafficking research only shows an increase in occurrence with top-level sporting events. With so many tourists descending on Brazil, desiring to make lifelong memories and experience this amazing event to the fullest, we know people will make all kinds of bad choices. Lord, today we pray those bad choices will not include taking advantage of other human beings. May the spirit of the Games bring up warm feelings in hearts. May people appreciate each other more deeply, providing encouragement, rather than seeking after their own pleasures. We pray specifically against the assault and exploitation of anyone—male or female, local or visiting. Not only do we pray against sex trafficking, but we also pray for the truth to come out about the workers claiming to have not been paid for their work on the Olympic facilities. We pray against impoverished workers being taken advantage of by being kept in inhumane conditions. Lord, we pray that inspiration found in watching elite athletes use their gifts will motivate people not only athletically, but to be better people. We pray for individuals to be inspired to seek you, and to live as you want us to. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Monday, August 8, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Because you are people of prayer and who have hearts for concerns outside yourselves, I share this beautiful prayer, written and prayed by John Piper for the precious Pals family, taken so early.
You will find links below the prayer that will tell you the story, if you have not already heard it.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Heavenly Father, today we pray for those scientists working tirelessly to create safe vaccines for combating the Zika virus. We are encouraged by recent reports that up to three solid options for designing Zika vaccines are being pursued, and that all of them are showing great promise. We pray for scientists as they continue the process of determining whether these vaccines are safe in humans, whether they have side effects, etc. We pray the process would be unusually effective, efficient and successful. We pray for wisdom in handling the Zika virus as we await the release of the vaccines, and we ask for wisdom in how to handle vaccines, as these can be so controversial for some. Finally, we pray against the continued spread of the Zika virus, that our unborn children would be protected from the birth defects associated with this virus. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
Lord, today we pray about Typhoon Nida, which visited the Philippines this weekend and is now heading toward Hong Kong. Thank you that the damage in the Philippines is not terrible at this point. Thank you that people are prepared in the Philippines, Hong Kong and China. We pray that neither flash floods nor landslides will result in the Philippines. If they do, we pray against any loss of life. We pray for China as it deals with all the cancelled flights and train routes. May people maintain good attitudes and patience as they await life returning to normal. May they be grateful that their leaders are prepared and avoiding destruction through taking these safety precautions. We do pray that Typhoon Nida would weaken as it approaches the region, so that any damage will be minimal. Thank you for modern tools that allow us to better prepare for dangerous weather. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.