Who of us can even fathom the brutality of all that is taking place in Iraq?
Our hearts and minds are continually assaulted with the images and realities of what Christians are experiencing in this hour; crucifixions, children being cut in half, women and children being buried alive, men being hanged, multitudes being left on a mountain top to die. It could not be more heartbreaking, terrifying, or urgent. It is as though the vileness of hell has been released. Everything in us cries out for these dear people who are victims of ISIS’ hatred and violence. On one hand you feel utterly helpless, yet on another, we as Christians are anything but helpless.
THE PRAYERS OF THE RIGHTEOUS AVAILETH MUCH
An urgent call to fasting and prayer was issued for Sunday, August 10th. Ministries around the world were being asked to mobilize their networks so that millions of people across the earth were standing in one accord against the darkness.
Within a 24 hour period the Aglow network was alerted to this crucial time of prayer and a prayer conference call was set. Close to 700 women and men within Aglow rallied to the sound of the alarm. We heard from others who were unable to join the call that they also prayed with us at the appointed time. It was a night of power as prayers and decrees were spoken into the atmosphere around the globe.