Lord, today we pray about the prison riot in Mexico’s Cieneguillas penitentiary where 16 male prisoners were killed. We are saddened by the violence and the loss of life, and we pray for the families of those who have died. Father, we thank you that the fight was brought under control after a grueling three hours. We praise you that it did not escalate further. We pray for the safety of the prison guards and for their ability to perform their duties effectively despite the overcrowding. We ask that you intervene and prevent weapons and contraband items from being smuggled in which further contribute to the violence. Lord, we do not know the circumstances that have led these men to prison, but we do pray that their time is beneficial and transformative. We ask that you meet each of these men where they are and fill their minds and hearts with your truth and love. Father, it is our desire that you bring healing and hope to Mexico. Guide their president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, as he strives to combat the many issues that his country is facing. We pray for peace and strength in these difficult times, and we praise you for your faithfulness. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer contributed by guest prayer blogger Brandi South:
Brandi South resides in Chambersburg, PA, with her husband, their daughter, and their two rescue cats. She is employed at Shippensburg University of PA and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree starting in the fall. Brandi is a member of Grand Point Church in Chambersburg where she enjoys serving on the First Impressions Team as a greeter. Some of her favorite scripture passages are Psalm 25 and Ephesians 2.