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Monday, February 27, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Lord, today we praise you for International Justice Mission’s successful rescue of 24 boys enslaved on Lake Volta. Lord, it breaks our hearts to imagine boys as young as seven being abused and forced to dive into deep waters to untangle fishing nets, receiving little food or medical care. Lord, thank you for IJM and the Ghanaian authorities’ successful efforts to rescue these boys, and for the arrest of the boatmasters who perpetrated these crimes. Lord, we pray for these 24 boys and the long road to recovery ahead of them. Please heal them on every level. Help them be reunited with their families or find new families. Provide for all their needs. And we pray for IJM and the Ghanaian authorities to continue successfully shutting down similar operations on Lake Volta. In the powerful name of Jesus we pray, amen.
Friday, February 10, 2017
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Lord, today we pray for the refugee crisis in Calais, France. Lord, what tension—thousands of desperate migrants making illegal homes with the hopes of stowing away to the UK, long-term residents resenting the sea of squatters and the increasing crime. Lord, you know our emotional, volatile hearts. You see our desperation, rage, hope and hopelessness. You care deeply about each and every person involved in this situation—you know the number of hairs on each head. We pray for the migrants to find safe places to stay, where they will be welcome and legal. We pray for the police officers, who deal with the issues stemming from the refugee crisis every day. We ask your blessing on those who are loving their neighbors as themselves in this situation. And we ask for peace for those who want their “normal” lives back. Give the leaders of Calais wisdom as they discern what is best for everyone involved. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Monday, February 6, 2017
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Lord, today we pray about the law passed in Israel last night--the law legalizing settlements on the West Bank. Lord, many people are thrilled about this opportunity for settlers to finally become legal residents. Others feel strongly that settlements make peace even more elusive. Lord, we pray for Israel's leaders, particularly prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the parliament that passed the law. Lord, we long for peace in this land that is particularly known for unrest. We pray for leaders to act with extreme wisdom. We pray for truth, grace, hope and peace for all involved. We especially feel sorrow for those who live in the midst of the controversy, those who wonder whether their homes are legitimate and perhaps feel they have nowhere to turn. Give them peace. We also pray for justice, without even knowing exactly what that looks like in this situation. We are thankful you see all and know all. In the name of Yeshua we pray, amen.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Lord, today we rejoice that Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) has freed ex-congressman Odin Sanchez. Lord, we are so inspired that Sanchez offered himself to the rebel army in exchange for his ailing brother. Thank you for sustaining him for almost a year, and for enabling his release. Now we pray for soldier Freddy Moreno's release, who has been held for the past couple weeks. Lord, we also pray for the impending peace talks between the Colombian government and the ELN. We are so thrilled that the government was able to come to terms of peace with their largest rebel group last year, so now we pray for peace with this group. May the talks indeed begin on February 7, as planned, and may they be very effective. May you be glorified, and may people draw closer to you as a result of this opportunity. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
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