December 17, 2012 by directorfsm
FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer
Requests Weeks of
16 – 30 Dec 2012
In light of the recent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT this posting will be different.
Many have asked; how can this occur especially around Christmas. Our Pastor’s sermon yesterday reminded us that this is not the first such incident in recorded history. Have we forgotten what Herod did to the children of Israel around Christmas 2 AD? He had them all murdered.
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines chaos as: That confusion, or confused mass, in which matter is supposed to have existed, before it was separated into its different kinds and reduced to order, by the creating power of God. Let’s see confused state check, without order check, without God, check. So where is the misunderstanding? We should be wondering why it has not happened more often. We have removed God from our schools, our laws and our lives. How can this happen you ask, I unfortunately know how can it not?
Maybe it is time we as a nation revisit the failed socialist policies of the past. Maybe it is time we reinstated God in our schools and our laws. Maybe it is time we educate our children with the 10 commandments starting with THOU SHALT NOT KILL. Maybe it is time we read our bibles and learned from other nations who defied and defiled God. Maybe it is time we read the 34th Chapter of Isaiah:
1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
We of course pray for the families of all the victims.
We pray for the survivors, especially the children may they find peace in the bosom of God.
We pray for our nation, a nation that has turned its back on God. We cry out to God and ask He favors the remnant of believers and returns His hand of divine protection upon us.
We pray for our government leaders and ask God for divine intervention in their decisions, that they be biblically based.
We pray for all those with medical, financial, employment, nad housing needs. As well as our ministry and missionary partners around the world.
May God keep us in these disturbing times.