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Friday, April 29, 2016

Pray for Families (The Harassed and the Accused)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

With the Internet and all forms of social media at one’s fingertips, information can spread very quickly. This is wonderful when it is news that uplifts or informs.  But when it harasses, accuses, or shames, the results can be disastrous.  Often we hear of youth committing suicide based on the abuse received or continued through the Internet.  Unfortunately, the Internet does not control the truth or lies, but just spreads information that cannot be called back if it’s erroneous.

The start of strife is like the opening of a dam; check a quarrel before it bursts forth! Whoever acquits the wicked, whoever condemns the just—both are an abomination to the LORD. Of what use is money in the hands of fools when they have no heart to acquire wisdom? A friend is a friend at all times, and a brother is born for the time of adversity. The perverse in heart come to no good, and the double-tongued fall into trouble. 
Proverbs 17:14-17, 20

Perhaps you or a family member has experienced harassment or false accusations at work, in school, or in the community.  Let us pray that the Lord comforts those who have been persecuted and draws them extra close.  May the righteous persevere in love as a witness to Christ’s love.  Let us lift them up in prayer this week, that they do not allow anger or revenge take control.

He saves the afflicted through their affliction, and opens their ears through oppression. He entices you from distress, to a broad place without constraint; what rests on your table is rich food. Though you are full of the judgment of the wicked, judgment and justice will be maintained. Let not anger at abundance entice you.  Job 36:15-18

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Be joyful! Prayers waft to the heavens on your behalf! Pass it on!