I want to pray more for others in 2008. If you ever have a prayer request, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. If you want me to let others know just indicate that in the email. Right now, here are some important ways we can pray together for some tragic situations:
1. A friend of mine who lived in Pakistan shared some of his insights into the fragile political situation there. Please pray for calm, peace, and continued progress towards democracy in light of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Her son quoted his mom when he said: “Democracy is the best revenge.”
2. Some friends of ours living in Kenya asked that we pray for calm in their country in light of the recent riots after a what some have called a “rigged election”. He writes: “Things are worse in Kenya than the reports getting out to the international news agencies.” More than 300 people have been killed in post-election violence.
3. The Mikasa family was involved in a tragic hit-and-run accident in which the mom (Midi) and one of her four year old twin boys was killed. The father (Mark) and other twin sustained critical injuries and have survived. Mark and Midi were actively serving with us at Mosaic for several years until they moved to Orange County. In fact, Midi took off from work for a couple of weeks just after the horrific tsunami in Southeast Asia to serve those who were devastated. The news here in Los Angeles has been covering their story including the search for the suspect. Please pray for Mark, his son, and the rest of their family and friends as we struggle with this loss.
4. Rickey Williams, one of our regional catalysts and campus pastors at Mosaic heard that his mom had died early Thursday morning. Within the last few months Rickey lost his grandmother, his dad, and now his mom. Pray for Rickey and his extended family during this time. Also, another friend of ours, Gina, lost her mom to cancer last week. Please pray for Gina, her husband, two kids, and extended family.
Thanks for your prayers.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Phil. 4:6-7