My Faith Votes | Crime and Violence

Weekly Devotional

Crime and Violence

This week's focus: Society

Escalating crime and violence are symptoms of a society that has drifted away from God or outright rejected Him. Commenting on the end-times, Christ said: “Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 24:11-13, NKJV). Pray against all those who would seek to tarnish our culture through criminal activity and all manner of corruption. Pray that God will show the younger generation that involvement with any kind of “recreational” drug use does not only destroy their health, but fuels organized crime in the nations. Pray also that those in law enforcement specifically focused on this problem will find more and better ways to combat this plague through modern technology and other means.

Psalm 11:1-7

“In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion. On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot. For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.”

In Your Prayers, Remember:

  • The people of Puerto Rico who have been left without power nationwide by Hurricane Maria and a mass exodus will likely start making their way to the US mainland very soon
  • Let us give thanks to God for sparing the life of Rep. Scalise and allowing him to return to Congress!
  • The continued standoff with North Korea

We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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