Since the first anti-American demonstrations started in Cairo, Egypt last week, the situation has escalated to violent protests against the United States and Israel in more than twenty countries including Australia.
Four embassy workers have been murdered including the US ambassador to Libya, and the protests continue to grow in number and violence. This is a critical moment for our country and it is vital that Christian patriots come together in prayer. Please join American Psalms in praying for the families of those who were lost in the attacks and for the safety of those still serving at our embassies across the Middle East and around the world.
AS WE PRAY TOGETHER, CONSIDER THESE PRAYER POINTS:
- Pray for the families of those who have been killed in the attacks, and that the Holy Spirit would be sent to comfort them. Be sure to pray for them by name:
–Sean Smith, retired Air force. He leaves behind his wife, Heather and two children.
–Tyrone “Rone” Woods, former Navy Seal. Rone is survived by his wife Dorothy and three sons.
-Glen “Bub” Doherty, former Navy Seal. He leaves behind his parents, Barbara and Bernard, along with his sister and brother.
-J. Christopher Stevens, US Ambassador to Libya. The Ambassador is survived by friends, family and co-workers.
- Pray for the safety of Americans and Israeli citizens and embassy workers who are in countries seeing violent protests.
- Pray for Secretary of State Clinton as she addresses the tensions and unrest in the Middle East toward the United States.
- Pray for President Obama, that he might seek God’s wisdom above his own and be granted discernment when the difficult decisions, which are sure to come, are placed before him.
- Pray that America might be seen as a light of compassion and forgiveness, but with unwavering strength.
- In these difficult days, pray for the American church to rise up and represent Christianity with the true will of God, not our own.
- Pray also for Israel as the anti-Jewish sentiment rises in these protests.
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