Heavenly Father, today we pray for Nicaragua as it seeks stability, following a week of violent protests. We are delighted to see roadblocks removed, schools reopened, and people encouraged to return to life as normal. Yet we also know that the peace is tenuous, particularly with a death toll of at least 34 people during the time of the unrest, as well as the unresolved issues that triggered the protests. Lord, we pray for each person and family to have wisdom about what to do and not do. Help parents to know when it is truly safe to return their children to school. We pray for businesses and organizations to recover from the looting and destruction. We pray for those who took advantage of a volatile situation for their own selfish gain to be found out, and to feel conviction and repent. And, Lord, we pray for the root issues surrounding President Daniel Ortega's government, the social security crisis, and what many citizens feel is repression. May truth come to light. May practical, helpful solutions rise to the surface. May the talks involving the government, employers' union COSEP, and church representatives honor you and bring about what is best for Nicaraguans. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.