Heavenly Father, we pray for the midwife training center that is under attack by militants in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, right now. Lord, we are so thankful for those who have escaped, upset about those who have perished, and deeply concerned for those still trapped inside. Lord, please protect those who are hiding. Give them peace of mind and clarity of thought as they watch for a chance to escape. Lord, we pray for Afghan security forces as they seek to stop the terrorist attack. Give them courage, protection and wisdom. With Afghanistan having one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, we are so thankful these courageous women are being trained as midwives. May midwives (both practicing and aspiring) across this nation continue assisting and even saving the lives of women and infants, despite the threat of these terrorists. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.