As fear and violence continue to grip the island nation of Haiti, we are compelled to keep praying for peace, security, and an end to violence and corruption.
We ask you to join us. Will you pray right now with Haiti?
Heavily armed gangs have taken control and continue to wreak havoc on innocent people. Over a third of people in Haiti know someone who has been killed by a gang, including many of our staff, who have lost relatives.
Our children and staff at all of our ministry sites in Haiti are safe, praise God! But evil continues to terrorize vulnerable communities, so we remain in frequent communication with our Haitian leadership and security teams.
Jesus encourages us in Matthew 24:6, saying,
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.”
Jesus did not panic when He faced the most difficult of situations, and He encourages us to do the same, as we abide in Him.
In John 15:5, Jesus says,
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
Abiding means to dwell richly: to spend time with Jesus, to talk with Him, to find safety in His protection, and to worship Him.
Will you please pray that our leadership team, children, and staff in Haiti would abide deeply in Jesus, drawing closer to Him than ever before during these difficult days? Will you pray that they would listen to Him for wisdom and direction in all decisions?
In Matthew 16:19, Jesus says,
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
We are not passive participants in life, waiting for a distant God to do something. Let’s pray in the mighty name of Jesus and by the power of his shed blood, wielding His authority to get things done on earth as it is in Heaven. God is able to do more than we ask or think, and He is capable of bringing peace to Haiti.
Will you pray that God would bind the enemy and forge a hedge of protection around every single child we care for, around every single staff member, and around the gates, walls, and perimeter of our campus? Please pray that God would confuse, confound, and stop all those who intend to do harm.
In Matthew 18:19-20, Jesus says,
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Will you please pray that this present darkness would cause our children to know Jesus more deeply and that they would be educated and fully equipped to be future leaders for Christ in Haiti? Evil and trauma never get the final word; Jesus does.
Right now, we unite in prayer with our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
We mourn for the bitter realities, causing so many innocent hearts to break, and we cry out to God for rescue. Someday, we will rejoice with Haiti too, when peace returns and freedom is found.
But today, we pray. Lord, hear our prayer.