Prayer diary: Friday 16th February 2018
Today’s Bible reading: James 1: 16-21
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all he created.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
Firstly, apologies for the recent lack of entries in the prayer diary. We have had some disruption at “prayersharers HQ” as (Praise the Lord) we’ve had our kitchen gutted and fitted out!
The recent revelations about the behaviour of a small minority of Oxfam staff has been damaging to all NGOs and aid agencies.
The notion of giving aid in return for sex is sickening and needs to be eradicated from aid agencies, many of which have Christian roots and would hope to always display moral ethics.
We pray for them.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the immense amount of good work done in the Name of Jesus all around the world and over the decades, even centuries.
We pray for the aid agencies, many are based upon the Word of God, others we know are more secular and humanitarian. We pray that their staff will be well chosen people who will act properly and morally.
We pray that the many charities dealing with hunger will do so in Your Name, that others will know not just of humanitarian aid, but of the salvation and eternal life that comes from knowing Christ as our Saviour.
We ask it all in the name of our Lord Jesus, Amen.
After yet another mass shooting, this time at a school in Florida, we pray that America will return to God and be a great nation, where the Name of Jesus Christ and the Word of God is important in their lives.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the great nation of America, which has given birth to many Christian evangelists over the years. We thank you for Billy Graham and for the late J Vernon McGee who we still listen to today.
Father we know that on each dollar bill it says “In God we trust”, and we pray that will become the truth for America, once again.
We pray against the trust that people have in materialism, in alcohol, in drugs, in possessing weapons and pray that they will discover the spiritual armour of Christ and put it on daily in their lives.
Father we pray for the friends and families of those killed and injured in this latest attack. May they know Your comfort and Your peace as they struggle to come to terms with what has happened. Father, have Your way amongst us, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
According to Israel, last Saturday (Feb 10th) they destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which had been launched by Iranians operating from an air base in Syria. Israel then launched aircraft of their own to attack the command and control vehicle operating the drone. Two pilots were injured after their F16 was downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire. This is a new provocation by Iran against Israel. Iran have vowed to destroy Israel which they commonly refer to as the “Zionist entity”.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for Israel and for all of the blessings that it brings to the World, particularly in medicine and in technology. We pray for the safety of the country You chose for Your Son to be incarnated upon the Earth.
One again we pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. We acknowledge that Jerusalem is a City set apart like no other and the place where Jesus will return in Glory.
Father may Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Amen.