Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Prayer for Christian community in Pakistan's Balochistan province after shooting of four Christians

Heavenly Father, today we pray for the Christian community in Pakistan's Balochistan province as they grieve the loss of four community members and fear for their own safety. Lord, first we pray for the loved ones of the family and rickshaw driver who were killed on their way back from a bazaar outing. Bring them comfort. Allow them to honor the memories of these loved ones through inspiring services or whatever best suits their situation. May their friends and relatives support them during this difficult time. Lord, we also pray for the rest of the Christian community in this region of Pakistan. Gird up their faith and courage as they face the reality that there are people who would like to kill them simply because they follow you. Give them extra sensitivity to the Holy Spirit's guidance as they live their lives, heeding your guidance of when to share and when not to share, and how to go about their days. May they thrive and grow as a community, and may nonbelievers around them be attracted to the peace and hope they have in you. We pray for the government of Pakistan to look out for its Christian citizens along with the rest of its citizens. We pray against the terrible work of ISIS. Thwart their efforts, sear their consciences, open their eyes. Lord, we would like to see you honored in Balochistan province in the coming days, months and years. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.

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