Friday, January 4, 2019

Prayer surrounding Jamal Khashoggi’s murder trial

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/middleeast/khashoggi-murder-trial-starts-intl/index.html

Heavenly Father, we pray for the trial about journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder as it unfolds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We crave truth. This appalling tale of a Saudi royal family insider-turned-critic being killed and dismembered inside a consulate as he sought the papers to marry his fiancé feels too terrible to be true. The political maneuvering, cover-ups, and potential scapegoating feel like they belong in a crime novel, rather than real life. We would love for this trial to reveal truth. But we know truth may leak out over time. We ask for that. May the full story of Khashoggi’s murder come to light, and may the appropriate people be punished for this crime. We do know that absolutely nothing is hidden from you, and that the people responsible for this murder will eventually stand before you in judgment. Give everyone involved either peace or conviction as they become aware of that. Finally, Lord, we pray for Hatice Cengiz as she continues to grieve the loss of her beloved fiancé, who died as he sought the right to marry her. Bring peace and joy back into her life. Give her hope and strength as she faces each day. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

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