My brothers are at war. They live in a country at war. I want to hear their voices. I want to hear if their families are safe. I want to hear the truth. Since the leader declared war yesterday, rumors of aggressive religious and civil rights violations have been reported.
The phone rang. Finally, an answer. As I spoke with the brothers, they asked for prayer. They are at war–not with another country but against powers far greater than any geopolitical force.
As Christians, we need to be reminded often that our war is not against flesh and blood, and today is just such a day.
How can you pray for the brothers there? I am attaching a list of their requests from my conversations this week:
- Pray that Jesus would be seen as King, as the Way, as the Truth. Only He can bring Peace.
- Pray for protection of God’s churches not to be seen as southern, but as the body of Christ.
- Pray for God to comfort the pastors not to be frustrated or fleshly, but to be strong in His mighty power of the gospel.
- Pray for the Salvation of majority youth in the both states mobilized for war. When we see them, pray they would see Christ.
- May this situation cause people to seek God and draw them to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Pray for southern ministers of the gospel serving in the north to seek God’s direction for wise decisions. Many are confused, not knowing what to do and what will happen if the tension continues. The people of the north are a large unengaged unreached people group and they need the light of the gospel.
We are at war. Pray for them. Pray for us. Pray that when people see us, they would see Christ.
**country and pastors’ names deleted for security**