A few mornings ago the children and I felt a burden to pray for the the drug lords in Mexico. We first prayed for mercy and salvation to come to them, but very strongly all of us felt that we should pray for their tunnels to collapse and their ships to sink to the bottom of the ocean (we are not in the habit of praying such drastic prayers but all of us felt the same burden), and their profits to be destroyed.
I do not watch or read the news that much and I had no idea of the turmoil that is happening in Mexico right now because of the drug lords’ struggle for power. When Rob came home and we told him about our prayers he told us about the 1000’s who have been killed in Mexico, the many who have fled the country, the government leaders who have opposed the drug lords who have ended up dead, the fear that Mexico as a country could fall apart.
I found some articles to give you more details so you can pray. God is the only one who can solve these issues, but He invites us to join Him in prayer–I wonder if we realize how powerful and important prayer is? I am sure I don’t but I am seeking to grow in my understanding.
Luke 18:1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”