"God is our refuge and strength, an
ever-present help in trouble."

Psalm 46:1

May 22-28, 2022

War places completely unforeseen losses and anxieties on families as dearly beloved persons, places, relationships, and routines suddenly vanish into the rubble.  Ask the Lord powerfully, graciously to show mercy, and to cement together separated family members in a “love as strong as death” (Song 8:6).  Pray for many happy reunions after the swirling dust of war has settled.


2. As you pray for the many families, parents, and children damaged and displaced by war, bear in mind that our fundamental struggle is not “against flesh and blood, but against . . . the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  “Therefore, take up the full armor of God” (Eph. 6:13a), and pray earnestly in the Spirit for the speedy crushing of Satan’s long and devastating rebellion.

"The Lord of Hosts is with us. The God of Jacob
is our refuge."  
Psalm 46:11