Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pray: For the Churches of West Africa

Liberian Christians hold Holy Communion with protective gloves (Source: European Pressphoto Agency)
Liberian children washing their hands before entering a church service (Source: European Pressphoto Agency)
Ebola Isolation Unit in Liberia (Source: ELWA Ministries)
Liberian Christians pray for the end of Ebola (Source: European Pressphoto Agency)
Please continue to pray for those in West Africa who are dealing with the deadly Ebola virus firsthand. Pray for the churches in these infected areas to not have a spirit of fear, but to boldly proclaim the good news of Jesus during this crisis.
I was reading Psalm 88 yesterday and it felt like someone from an Ebola unit could have written it. Please pray for those who have the virus and do not have the modern healthcare that we do.
"Lord, you are the God who saves me;
day and night I cry out to you.
May my prayer come before you;
turn your ear to my cry.

I am overwhelmed with troubles
and my life draws near to death.

I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
I am like one without strength.
I am set apart with the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
who are cut off from your care.

You have put me in the lowest pit,
in the darkest depths.
Your wrath lies heavily on me;
you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.

You have taken from me my closest friends
and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined and cannot escape;
my eyes are dim with grief. 
I call to you, Lord, every day;
I spread out my hands to you." 
Psalm 88:1-9

"We are confident in our faith that God is sovereign and 'works all things together for good to those that love Him, who are called according to His purpose. We serve a God of great mercy, grace and redemptive power, and we look forward to witnessing our God at work in the midst of this seeming disaster." Dr. Kent Brantly, April 2014

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