Lord, we pray about today’s gang activity, specifically the burning blockades, in the western Mexico state of Michoacan. Lord, we are against criminal gangs and their terroristic actions. We are thankful that a high-profile suspect was arrested, even though these gangs have responded by blocking roads with burning, stolen vehicles. Our concern at the moment, Lord, is for the police officers and soldiers who have been sent to patrol the area. Please protect them. Give them courage, wisdom, and heightened senses that will help them handle these blockades in the best way possible. Lord, we pray that those maintaining the blockades will choose to NOT physically harm anyone. We pray these blockades can be dismantled and that people can return to normal life as quickly as possible. We also pray for Michoacan’s law enforcement and government officials, that they will create helpful, realistic solutions to deter and take down gangs in their state. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.