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Prayer of Praise:
Who is the King of glory?
The Lord of Heaven's Armies—he is the King of glory.
Prayers for God’s Continued Guidance and Peace:
The unsaved in our community
Prayers for God to pour out His Spirit on the U.S. causing a Spiritual Awakening
East Tucson Baptist Church Family
Prayers for General Needs:
Liz Villa — felling better, prayers for recovery from all health issues. (C. Davis)
Rachel Weinstein — will be starting radiation soon, prayers to recover quickly. (C. Davis)
Billie Thomas — Serious leg pains. (V. Fanta)
Mark Sikora — prayers for his friend Pavel to come to Christ. (email request)
Prayers for Those with Cancer:
Colleen Busboom-Green — recurrence of cancer (office)
Sharon Fuller — pancreatic cancer (Liz Macleod)
Jeff — cancer and treatment (Beth H.)
Mark Macleod — cancer (S. Macleod)
Mary Ann Myrick — cancer (Hoover)
Julie Phillips — breast cancer (Ruth Avila’s daughter)
Darnell Strayhan — cancer and emphysema; never smoked (Becky Z.)
Cecelia Thomas — cancer (Thomas-daughter in law)
Missionaries Associated With ETBC:
Carl Erbe — Japan
Carrie & Dan Rifenbark — Globe, AZ
Jan Turner — Mexico
Meg & Chris Bluto — Texas
Edward & Pailin Elder — SE Asia
Prayers for NAMB Missionaries
Joey & Katy Buck— Chaplain
Dollywood Parks and Resorts — Pigeon Forge, TN
PRAY... For me as I respond to the work and life concerns of employees by providing Christlike care and compassion.
Prayers for Persecuted Church:
What does persecution look like in Syria
Years of conflict and instability have created an environment in which persecution can flourish with impunity.
In the few areas controlled by Islamic militants, leaders of traditional churches are particularly targeted for kidnap or attack since they have greater public visibility. This is designed to intimidate the Christian community. Most church buildings have either been demolished or repurposed as Islamic centers. Public expressions of Christian faith are prohibited and church buildings cannot be repaired or restored. Even in government-controlled areas, evangelism and converting from Islam to Christianity are seen as a threat to social stability and are therefore heavily suppressed. Christians from a Muslim background experience particular pressure from their families and communities because their conversion is seen as a slight to the family's honor. Converts are at risk of being expelled from their family homes or worse. In northern Syria, religious minorities (including Christians) are persecuted by Turkish forces and associated Islamic militias. They have been attacked, murdered, kidnapped and raped. Many religious sites have also been seriously damaged.
What has changed this year?
Syria has risen three places on the World Watch List mainly because of an increase in violence. Last year, three Christians were killed because of their faith and at least five were kidnapped. Dozens of churches, monasteries, Christian cemeteries and other buildings vital to the Christian community were attacked, damaged or looted in the west and northeast of the country, mostly due to intense shelling by Turkish forces and Turkish Supported Opposition, or by criminals.
How can you pray for Syria
* Thank God that, despite the dangers, brave Christians remain certain of their faith in Jesus, and are being salt and light in their communities
* Pray for peace and stability. Pray that the government will have wisdom to stabilize the economy and that soaring inflation rates will fall
* For Centers of Hope restoring hope to war-weary people. Pray for ongoing financial provision and that the workers will be reenergized to give help and compassion to those in need.
Taken from 2022 World Watch List
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