Meditation: Quiet contemplation of spiritual truths.
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. ~Joshua 1:8 NASB
“The mightiest works of God are the fruit of silence” ~ F. B. Meyer
Be still, and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10
Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.~ Philippians 4:8
“If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, If my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – II Chronicles 7:13-14
Arise & shine; please pray for the following!
COMMUNITIES OF THE PERMIAN BASIN
Let us PRAY for peace, comfort, wisdom and patience for the families and businesses that have been affected by the economic downturn due to low oil prices. “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” ~ Psalm 112:7
Give thanks for all the Lord is AWAKENING IN YOU!! There is power in His blood and the name of Jesus Christ. May others experience the goodness of this truth and have an encounter with the Living God in this season! Pray for our local and global churches; for our pastors to stand firmly on the Word of God.
Pray for our leaders to stand firm on God’s Word. Give thanks we have leaders that are in the Palm of His Hand! Isaiah 41:13 May they call upon Him for wisdom. May they give Him thanks for the peace and order that He brings. Give thanks for God fearing men and women serving in these positions.
We lift up our brothers & sisters & those yet to come that they may know He is present in their midst and hears their prayers. Let us pray that even in the midst of dire circumstances and even in the midst of severe threats and actions of death they will have the grace to STAND NO MATTER WHAT and not forsake Jesus Yeshua Isa – Son of the Living God. Lift up where ISIS is controlling in places like Nigeria, Middle East and Algeria, etc
Lift up Israel and individuals within the country (Jews & Arabs alike). Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May those who love you prosper, Psalm 122:6, Pray that Israelis will move forward with the leader that the Lord appoints. May there be peace.
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith
• Pray for law enforcement, and the friends and families who lost their loved ones.
• Pray for unity in our country.
Breaking news & latest headlines for the week:
Nigerian Troops Rescue 88 from Boko Haram and Kill 3 Militants
August 16, 2016 — Borno, Nigeria (Premium Times) - Troops on clearance operations in the North-East have rescued 88 people in Bama Local Government Area of Borno and killed three during an encounter. A statement signed by Sani Usman, acting director, Army Public Relations, in Abuja on Tuesday, said 28 of those rescued claimed they escaped from Bula Musa village. Christian Activist Families Face Detainment and Eviction from their Homes in China
August 16, 2016 — (Radio Free Asia) - Chinese authorities are continuing to mete out punishment by association to the families of detained human rights lawyers and activists, preventing them from leaving the county on "national security" grounds, activists said..
Seven Charges Against Sudan’s Pastors Unlawfully Detained for Months
Published August 15, 2016 — After eight months of legal limbo, Sudan has finally accused two pastors of at least seven crimes, some punishable by death if proven. Hassan Abduraheem Taour and Kuwa Shamal, both pastors of the beleaguered Sudan Church of Christ, "are accused of complicity to execute a criminal agreement and waging war against the state," according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).
Algerian Christian given 5 years in prison for saying Jesus will outshine Islam on Facebook
Published August 14, 2016 An Algerian Christian man has been sentenced to five whole years in prison after making alleged "blasphemous statements" online about Islam and Prophet Muhammad. He was arrested earlier in July for posting on his Facebook account that the light of Jesus will be able to outshine Islam and its main prophet.
Boko Haram : NEMA re-unites 200 children with parents in Borno
August 12, 2016 — The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)… said it had reunited more than 200 children with their parents affected by the Boko Haram .
At least 13 Christians Killed in Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria
Published August 10, 2016 — Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a cluster of predominantly Christian villages in Kaduna state last week, killing at least 13 Christians and scattering members of three churches, area sources said.