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Listen to Dr. Doug Small on the prayer of lament
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
—Psalm 46:1, ESV
February 2018 Prayer Requests:
Parkland, Florida—Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting: Please pray for the students, faculty, families and the first responder community in Parkland, Florida, following a shooting that killed 17 and injured many. Ask God to comfort the brokenhearted as the families and this community reel from unimaginable shock and grief. Pray for the injured. Ask Him to sustain life and heal physically and emotionally all those who have been hurt. Intercede for the first responders. Ask God to pour into them all they need as they work to help all those affected. Pray for RRT chaplains as they offer help and support through the love and compassion of Christ, and ask God to equip the local church to meet the needs of those in this community following the tragic event.
Westerville, Ohio, officer shootings: Please pray for the families, fellow officers and community of two Westerville police officers who were slain during a call on Saturday. Ask God to bring comfort as they mourn. Pray for peace and guidance to help them get through these next few days. Lift up RRT chaplains as they go to offer the love and compassion of Christ in this desperate time.
Richardson, Texas, police officer shooting: RRT chaplains deployed to Richardson, Texas, following the fatal shooting of Officer David Sherrard. This deployment is now closed, but please continue to pray for his family, fellow officers and community following his tragic death. Ask God to bring comfort, peace and hope. Pray for all law enforcement in general as they are the line of defense that keeps our society civil.
Benton, Kentucky—Marshall County High School shooting: This deployment is now closed, but please continue to pray for students, faculty and families of those who live in Benton, Kentucky, following the shooting at Marshall County High School. Ask God to bring healing and comfort. Pray that God will move powerfully in individual lives.
Survivors of disasters throughout the fall and winter: Continue to lift up survivors of mudslides, hurricanes, fires and shootings that took place throughout the fall and winter seasons. Ask God to comfort and encourage all those who continue to endure so much emotional and physical stress. Pray for His work to be accomplished in individual lives.
Puerto Rico: Keep praying for the people of Puerto Rico as they still need help and support following Hurricane Maria. Ask God to encourage residents in their individual lives and pray that they would know true hope through Jesus Christ.
Sharing Hope in Crisis seminars (SHIC): Please pray for all who will attend SHIC seminars in February and March. Ask God to use these seminars to help attendees encourage their families, peers, co-workers and neighbors in times of crisis with the hope of Christ.
Thank you for praying!