WILLING TO FACE IT


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

Our hearts and fervent prayers go out to victims of the horrific terror attacks which took place in Nigeria, Beirut, Paris and Mali. May God comfort the hearts of their families, friends, loved ones, and all those who were affected as a result of these various attacks– as only He can.

To show human compassion at someone else’s loss is simply heart-warming; and as deep calls to the deep, it brings forth the same response in others who witness it.

We may look different on the outside, though we are people of various backgrounds, cultures, races and creeds, we can all connect with the simple word 'care', which can be clearly expressed in the actions of people. This is not business as usual neither a cover up with clear presence but an expression of self-less humanity.

May justice prevail and the peace of God reign here on earth.

Amen.

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Mecuzee
This will solve the problem. Faith Food Devotional Purpose November 22, 2015 "...That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:2-4). God doesn't tell us to do something just to fill up space in the Bible. He has a purpose in mind. We are to pray for those in authority so that we who are Christians may lead a quiet and peaceable life. God is concerned about us, and He will work on our behalf, even when those in authority are not Christians. God's ultimate purpose is that we be able to spread the Gospel freely. If we do not live under a stable government, the spreading of the Gospel is hindered. For example, times of political upheaval, war, travel restrictions, and other limitations hinder the spreading of the Gospel. Jesus said, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (Matt. 24:14). The devil will try his best to see that this is not accomplished. Therefore, we are exhorted to offer intercessory prayer, supplications, and the giving of thanks for those who lead our nation. Confession: Father, I thank You for our leaders. I thank You because You hear and answer prayer, and because You are working on my behalf. Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications
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Mmathabo
You are an inspiration Pastor Anita. May God continue to strengthen you and bless you. I'd like to share my own story with you someday
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Angel
The most important thing: You didn't pray for the terrorists salvation!!! Do you know Paul in the Bible. He was the terrorist of those days killing Christians in a name of a Religion! Yet, Lord Jesus stop him in the way to Damascus little before he enter the city, what happen eventually it was to deliver him from the "hatred," show him love and care by "healing him," and offer him "SALVATION," and now starts Serving "GOD," & not "SATAN," any longer. When you pray for nations you can't live the terrorists out because Jesus die for the Worst terrorist in that cross. These people acting that way because someone was more available to care for them and show to them how they can act evil against all, through hatred, because a Christian wasn't available to show them the Love of Jesus Christ of how it is to walk in that love and act right!!!! ?
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Samuel Gyamfi
Amen
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Peculiar
The spate of terror attacks is concerning. Somehow, we can always find a connection to families who have been affected. The only way I think I can show 'care' is by praying. So I pray for God's word to comfort those who have lost loved ones in the attack, I pray for dissolution of the wickedness in the hearts of the perpetrators of these wicked deeds, I pray for peace in the minds of those who have been traumatised because they have witnessed wickedness beyond their imagination. We declare continually concerning ourselves and our loved ones that 'a thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come near them'. What else can we do? What can we say?
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Patricia
Right words fitly spoken or written. I pray that our love for one another as humans burns even more in these dangerous times. Egalite liberte fraternite
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Frau Glauben
We pray that God will strengthen & comfort the hearts of all those who lost loved ones due to these senseless attacks in Jesus name. Amen
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Olohitae
I recall as a child growing up, we heard of suicide bombers in the Middle East and we said this can never happen in Nigeria because we love ourselves too much to commit suicide. Alas!!! It's here. We never spoke up because it seemed so far away. But now, am faced with living in Kano and limiting my movements except when really necessary. I am so grateful to God for soaring the live of a junior colleague who I sent on an errand to the site of the bomb blast an hour before it took place. May the church all over the nation Nigeria and the world at large continue to pray and prevent having nobody to speak up for us later if we keep silent now. True talk Pastor Anita. We are to be our brothers keeper.
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Kenny S
The reign of terror is not only by obvious violent people, but also from those that camouflage peace, when they are outrageously deadly, they care less about the vulnerables in the society, as long as it works for them. Awareness is just the key word, People should be aware of what goes around them. My heart goes to all affected by these.
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precious
John 16.2 it's deep.
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Oge
Agreed!!!
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MARVIN
GOD WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN US ALL IN JESUS NAME. AMEN
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Doyi
Amen.God is our strength