It is essential that we pray. We are called to stand in the gap and intercede for those who are in need and to pray for God's people. We are also to give our Father in heaven our worship and adoration through how we live and by prayer.
Christians in Lahore
The bomb attack in Lahore killed 70 people has left many more injured. The suicide bomb was in a park where numerous people had gathered the day before to celebrate Easter. It attack was targeted at the minority Christian population. It was later revealed that more Muslims than Christians were killed.
PRAY for those who are injured and for the families who are grieving - Psalm 34:18.
PRAY that the Christians will not give up meeting together and will be renewed in strength and purpose.
PRAY for the interaction between Christians and Muslims, that shared grief may bring positive contacts.
UN Commission (CSW) Names Israel As World's Top Human Rights Violator
This United Nations Commission has condemned only one country, Israel, for violating women's rights. At the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva another vote gave Israel five times more condemnations than any of its 192 member states. Israel's democratic, inclusive governance is scrutinised and criticised five times over while countries like North Korea and Syria only had one resolution against them. The bias against Israel is not even thinly veiled.
PRAY for the work of the UN, that truth will triumph over lies and coverups.
PRAY that more believers will be able to take part in discussions and voting.
PRAY that God will deliver the land of Israel from the verbal and legislative attacks.
Unity in Israel
Among the many different peoples who live in Israel there is often peaceful co existence. It is something that can be celebrated along with the democratic governance of the country. But, where there is enmity we must pray for love and unity.
PRAY for the Jewish population, that they may bless their messianic neighbours.
PRAY for the Messianic Jews and gentile Christians that they may bring blessing to those around them especially to the Jews, Psalm 133:1.
PRAY for understanding and oneness among the different groups and a healing of divisions. PRAY that believers will be able to demonstrate the love of Yeshua to those who don't know Him in humility and peace.
Every week more Olim arrive in Israel ready to settle there and make it their home. This week two freedom flights from the Ukraine arrived in Tel Aviv with families on board who were excited to be moving to the land that is promised to them. Jewish families relieved to have escaped unrest and war are now making their home in Israel.
GIVE THANKS for organisations who make Aliyah possible for Jews who are currently in difficult circumstances, living in places that are often opposed to them.
PRAY for the continuation of these flights and for those who work on behalf of the Olim, in politically sensitive areas of the world.
Isaiah 11:11 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of this people.
In 1 John 5:14 we are told that we can be confident as we pray that our prayers will be heard and that if we ask according to His will he hears and answers.
GIVE THANKS that our Heavenly Father is attentive to our prayers and loves to hear us
And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will he hears us. ."
Have a blessed weekend.