Heavenly Father, we pray for American Kimberley Sue Endecott and Ugandan Jean Paul, who are currently being held by gunmen demanding a ransom for their return. Please protect them from violent harm and give them the peace that transcends understanding. Work through them to calm and convict the kidnappers. We pray for the joint American and Ugandan security teams, who have cut off all exit areas on the border between Uganda and the DRC. May they find and safely extricate the victims. We pray against the gunmen harming or capturing anyone else in their desperation. We also pray for the elderly couple that was robbed but left behind in the same incident. We are thankful they were not captured, and we pray for their emotional healing from this trauma. Again, Lord, we pray for Kimberley Endecott and Jean Paul to be freed without violence. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.