World leaders condemn violence in the U.S. capitol as President Trump promises an “orderly transition” of power on January 20th, the Associated Press reports. Nonetheless, a state of emergency remains in effect in Washington, D.C. through Inauguration Day.
Protestors stormed Capitol Hill, broke into federal buildings, and clashed with police on Wednesday, leaving four people dead and dozens behind bars. Heart for Lebanon’s Tom Atema says the scenes looked eerily similar to chaos in Beirut.
“Prayer is a big deal, especially when these kinds of situations [arise],” Atema says.
“It’s a call to prayer; for the believers in Jesus Christ to be praying for our leaders and our country as a whole.”
The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying people who took part in Capitol Hill’s violence. Yesterday, protestors gathered in capital cities across the U.S.
As emotion runs high on all sides, Atema calls believers to their knees. Only by prayer and the love of Christ can we overcome political and social divides, he says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for politicians and families traumatized by the events of this week. Pray they will know God’s peace and comfort.
- Pray the unrest will point people to Christ and God’s sovereignty.