Yesterday the Salvadoran government announced that they are deploying a heavily armed unit to fight criminal gangs in the rural areas of El Salvador. Today I witnessed some of the units leaving the city. I snapped a photo of the military men being transported. I drove behind them for about a mile and all you could see was worry in their eyes. Men fully armed and ready to fight. The reality hit me that it is quite possible that people are going to die today at the hands of these men. It is also very possible that those same men in that caravan will not make it back tonight to their families.
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
My heart cries out for them.
You may have read our post earlier this month on “Do Not Fear”. With the announcement of yesterday’s news the city seems a little tenser. Today when I talked to some friends, there seemed to be a sense of worry among them. So I am urging you to join us as we pray for the people of El Salvador. Our hope is that none would perish but all would have the hope of eternal life through Jesus.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
As the government sends out troops to bring people to justice, I am asking you to join God’s people in prayer to bring God’s Holy Spirit over El Salvador. We know that this war will not be won by brute force but through the Spirit of God as it changes the hearts and minds of broken people.
Please pray for:
- A heart of surrender from the gangs
- Salvation to the people of El Salvador
- God’s Holy Spirit to protect
- Pray God’s word over El Salvador
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
I do not write this to scare you. I write this as a call to prayer. Pray with anticipation, pray with thanksgiving, pray against the enemy of the world, and pray with the power of God that he has given us.
Con Mucho Amor, Cristina