|These nuns were shot at the home for senior adults where they serve. |
Lord, today we pray for Yemen in the midst of its war, humanitarian crisis, and food instability. Lord, the needs in this suffering nation are great. Please motivate organizations and nations to provide humanitarian assistance in the most effective means possible. Lord, we also pray for the believers there, who often live in intense fear due to threats from Islamic extremist groups. Give them peace. Protect them. Give them vivid eternal perspective. Lord, we pray for them as they are most at risk of not receiving food due to prejudice against them. Go before them, giving them favor in the eyes of those who distribute food, so that they will receive their share. Lord, we are thrilled that Christianity continues to grow—even at a record pace—despite the persecution and suffering of believers. We know your light shines brightly in the darkness. Continue to glorify yourself in Yemen. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.