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Friday, September 30, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Monday, September 26, 2016
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Lord, today we pray again about the food shortage in Venezuela. Most of us cannot fathom having to begin waiting in line at 3 AM to receive basic food staples. We cannot imagine feeding our children only once per day, or taking them out of school because we cannot afford transportation or school supplies. Lord, we pray for the children of Venezuela. We know this is not just a short-term problem. We know it’s not just about them not getting enough to eat now. It’s about their long-term health. It’s about their long-term education. And the children’s long-term health and education affect the future of the nation. Lord, please give the leaders of this nation wisdom, creativity and a willingness to sacrifice in order to care for and guide their people. We pray for Venezuelans to show the best of their character in the midst of this desperation, rather than the worst. We pray for determination and creativity as parents seek to provide for their children. And we pray for strength for the children, even when they aren’t getting enough to eat. Please sustain them, Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Lord, today our thoughts and prayers turn toward those Christians living in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Lord, we grieve that the Nuba people are so gravely mistreated by their government because of their faith. It is always sad when people lose their homes, jobs, freedom and even their lives because they choose to follow you. Thank you that our citizenship is in heaven. Thank you that our rewards are in heaven. Thank you for hearing the cries of the martyrs. You promise all these things in your Word. Please sustain those who are being persecuted for their faith in Sudan. Please help the truth to come out about what is happening so that the international community will put pressure on the right leaders. We pray against Sudan having success in implementing Shariah law. Lord, be glorified today in Sudan. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Lord, today we rejoice that Nadia Murad and her legal representative Amal Clooney are moving forward to bring legal action against ISIS. Lord, bless these women for their courage. Please watch over and protect them. Give them favor at every turn as they attempt to induce justice as ISIS continues to wipe out the Yazidi people, as well as other people groups. We do pray the United Nations would give serious consideration to how they can help bring justice to all the women and girls who have been kidnapped, raped and abused by ISIS. We pray the U.N. Security Council would take seriously Murad and Clooney’s request to focus on genocide against Yazidis. May the council not only consider, but act! Again we ask: please guide and protect Murad and Clooney each step of the way as they pursue this legal battle. May their efforts bring about change. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Friday, September 16, 2016
|http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/09/16/493906897/a-stark-choice-for-filipino-drug-addicts-surrender-or-risk-being-killed Photo credit: Alecs Ongcal for NPR|
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Monday, September 12, 2016
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Lord, we pray for the rescue operation happening in the French Alps right now. Please help the helicopters safely rescue all 110 people trapped in the broken cable car. May the weather fully cooperate, so that risk is absolutely minimized. We pray for the passengers, that they would remain calm and considerate of each other. May they patiently await their turn as the helicopters make several trips—even appreciating the magnificent views around them as they spend this extended time suspended so high. Please minimize any altitude sickness. We pray for those involved in the operation of the cable car to also remain calm and to determine what caused the malfunction so this can be avoided in the future. Finally, please minimize any trauma for anyone involved in this incident. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.