Almighty God, today we ask for special protection for Paola Sanchez and her coworkers as they demine the forests of Colombia. With 50 years of Farc rebellion against its government, we are saddened that Colombia is among the nations with the most landmines in the world. We grieve over the 11,000+ people who have already been killed or harmed by these devices, and we pray that this destruction will cease. We celebrate that the rebels and government have made peace with each other, and we pray that suspicion can diminish and that former Farc rebels will continue to reveal information about where mines and IEDs were planted. Give Sanchez and her teammates effectiveness, clarity, courage, and safety as they find and destroy these deadly devices. Though they walk in the midst of trouble, Lord, preserve their lives. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.