Sunday, July 8, 2018

Prayer during Chiang Rai cave rescue operation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/rescue-operation-for-a-thai-soccer-team-trapped-in-a-cave-to-begin-sunday/2018/07/07/f255d00c-825a-11e8-b658-4f4d2a1aeef1_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0ea34bc14df8
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Heavenly Father, today we pray for the rescue operation happening in the Chiang Rai province of Thailand. We are deeply concerned for the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in the cave for more than two weeks. We are also anxious for the safety of all those involved in the rescue operation, particularly after the selfless death of a retired Thai Navy SEAL Friday. Lord, we pray for every detail of this rescue operation to go as smoothly as possible. We first think of the boys. Please keep them supernaturally calm under all circumstances. It is difficult to imagine diving for hours through murky, dark, cold water—particularly when one does not even know how to swim! Be with these boys throughout their entire journey. Guide them. Protect them. Grant their rescuers heightened awareness in a beneficial sense, helping them discern and address every possible obstacle before problems arise. We pray for bolstered energy and strength for all who are weak. We pray for medical assessments to be accurate, and for a wise order of extraction to be implemented. We ask that oxygen levels remain more than adequate, and that the rains hold off while the water is at its lowest level in two weeks. Be with loved ones as they anxiously await news during the rescue operation. And, Lord, we take time to thank you again for leading searchers to the right place in this network of caves. We celebrate the global resources, efforts and prayers surrounding these 13 young men. We are thankful the boys have survived this long under difficult circumstances. May they make it back to their loved ones. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.



9 comments:

  1. Update:https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/09/asia/thai-cave-rescue-intl/index.html

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  2. Praise God; they are all free! All 12 boys and their coach rescued from flooded Thai cave - CNN

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  3. More details, including additional related articles at the bottom: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44782132

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  4. Worth reading: https://news.sky.com/story/boys-trapped-in-thailand-cave-mourn-diver-who-died-in-rescue-mission-11437719

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  5. The boys' first public appearance: https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/18/asia/thailand-cave-rescue-boys-discharged-intl/index.html

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  6. Update: https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/21/asia/thai-cave-rescue-intl/index.html

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  7. Update for prayer: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/thai-cave-boys-monks-novices-monastery-rescue-football-team-a8461791.html. Note that one is mentioned to have not participated due to his Christian faith.

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  8. Update: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/10/09/Thai-cave-rescue-coach-International-support-was-unbelievable/6821539138616/?mp=4

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  9. Update: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/08/asia/thailand-cave-boys-netflix-intl/index.html

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