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.