Monday, July 31, 2017

Prayer for Khaled's family after his wife's martyrdom

Samira caught fire when someone added gasoline to her cooking oil. Then not only did the hospital neglect her because she was a Christian, but it is believed the doctor actually killed her through a potassium overdose. 
Lord, today we pray for “Khaled” and his family, who have been recently relocated away from Yemen and are seeking asylum in yet another country—one where they will not face severe persecution. Lord, so many of your children around the world are being persecuted for their faith. However, today we pray for this specific family. We pray for Khaled as he grieves the loss of his cherished wife, and we pray for his four children as they grieve the loss of their beloved mother. Lord, we are thankful for the brave life “Samira” lived, standing up for Jesus even though it meant humiliation, beatings, and ultimately a painful, heinous death. Thank you for her testimony of forgiveness with her dying breath. Lord, as her husband and children seek to rebuild their lives in a new country, keep their hearts soft toward you. Keep their spirits strong in you. May they continue to reach others for you. And, Lord, we do ask for your mercy in providing them a place to start fresh and be surrounded by others who will encourage and build them up, rather than bully and tear them down. May they quickly be accepted for asylum in a safe and welcoming land. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

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