Saturday, September 10, 2016

Prayer for Madaya
Lord, today we plead with you to unleash your mercy in the town of Madaya, Syria. We are so sad that at least six children and teens -- the youngest a 12-year-old girl -- and seven young adults have attempted suicide in the past two months. Lord, you see these tired, hopeless people. You see this city, suffering under siege for over a year. You see people starving and dying, children slipping into depression and forgetting how to sing and play. You see the depraved politics and terroristic activities that keep these people trapped within their town, surrounded by landmines and snipers. Lord, please have mercy. Break through to hearts that will respond and bring aid. Bring creative ideas to those who seek to reach Madaya. Help medical professionals safely reach the town’s borders, so they may bring desperately needed assistance. Lord, most of all, reveal yourself to the people of Madaya so they might find lasting hope. Help your children among the residents hold onto your truth and be lights in this dark place. May they have the courage to speak of you. May their faces shine with your love. May they identify how they can be most effective for you in this sad place. And, Lord, we ask for an end to the conflict that holds these people captive in the first place. In Jesus’ powerful name we pray, amen.

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