Plea for Grace June 6, 2022

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV - 
16 There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 
18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, 
19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Almighty God,

We would do well to crave Your wisdom, humble ourselves, and learn to love what You love and hate what You hate. You are our Creator and Sustainer. Oh, how we need You.

Pray for the Persecuted Church — OpenDoorsUSA

This week we will pray for the persecuted church in all regions of extremism:
When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, it was a victory for Islamic extremists. The country had been in tumult for 20 years, and the violent radicals were overjoyed to retake the capital city of Kabul, flying their flag above government buildings, and erasing the rights of women and religious minorities. And the Taliban wasn’t the only extremist group that made strides in 2021. In Nigeria and Cameroon, Boko Haram continues to wreak havoc, the Islamic State group is active in West Africa and Mozambique, and al Shabab controls large portions of Somalia. It seems like nothing can be done to stop the advance of Islamic extremism.

Where is God at work? Even though it seems hopeless, we serve a God who specializes in turning our pessimism upside down. Just as we’ve seen what brutality is possible through the experiences of believers in Iraq and Syria, we’ve also seen that hope is possible. Christians there are rebuilding, and the faith of many hasn’t been shaken. It’s bringing people to faith in Jesus. In Nigeria and Cameroon, joy endures even in Boko Haram territory. God’s Church is never destroyed, even by Islamic extremism. It might go
underground—but it grows outward, attached to Jesus at the root.

Day 1: Pray for the militants who target Christians. God can do a
miracle and turn their hearts to Him. Boldly ask Him to do so.

Daily Wisdom
Psalm 6, 36, 66, 96, 126
Proverbs 6

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