Monday, October 17, 2016

Prayer for Colombia as it seeks an end to its guerrilla warfare  Photo credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images.
Lord, today we pray for Colombia as the nation continues to seek peace. Lord, we understand people’s frustration at the peace accord being rejected by voters earlier this month. We understand that guerrillas want to go back to normal life after decades of fighting, and that civilians do not want them unpunished for their crimes. Lord, peace is a hard state to broker apart from you. Please be with the leaders who are refining this agreement. May they humble themselves before you and find wisdom from you. Please be with the citizens of Colombia as they watch the process and have their say through their votes. May they too seek you, and may they discern what cost is worth paying to have guerrilla warfare end within their nation. We pray for the cease-fire to effectively continue while leaders go back to the drawing board with their attempts to agree on conditions. May no chance encounters between the army and the guerrillas occur that would inflame the situation. May people be selfless as they seek what is best for their nation and as they seek to honor you. May people find healing from the damage done during this long war, and may people find forgiveness in their hearts to extend as needed. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

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