Please pray for the innocent and peace-keeping people of the community: the leaders, the children, the pastors, and the families that we know very well. Please pray for those that are starting the fires and fueling the riots that they would be shown that this violence is not the way. Please pray for the officials that they would contain discretion and be good leaders who follow up on their promises. Please pray for workers as they fight the fires and everything else, that they would be kept safe. It is so hard to see so closely what is happening to the ones you love so much and not being able to guarantee them safety and protection. Please pray for peace.
Finally, pray over the spiritual warfare that his happening in these villages. Darkness and light are so evidently fighting against each other here! People on the base here have been observing how much Satan has been trying to get a hold of these children of God lately. Just yesterday many of us witnessed a demon-possession, and we have each had experiences that have revealed how much is going on in a spiritual way. Many of us also strongly feel that the riots are just one of the ways he is trying to get control of the people in these communities. Pray that all of us would be strong enough to fight off this evil. That the light would overcome the darkness. That this would be an amazing opportunity to reveal in fellowship and in ministry that God brings healing, unity, peace, provision, and so much more.