Pray for Haiti as Violence Spikes and Many Fear What the Future Holds
Join us as we pray for God to powerfully intervene and bring peace to this nation
July 09, 2021Print this article
We recently learned the shocking news that the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, was murdered and his wife critically injured in their home. As details continue to emerge, one thing is clear— Haiti is a nation in crisis.
In recent years, the small Caribbean island has endured increasing political unrest, raging gang violence, a faltering economy, food and fuel shortages, and kidnappings, just to name a few. These troubles come as Haiti is still trying to recover from the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Now Haitians are afraid to leave their homes. Streets are deserted and buildings closed as everyone fears the violence will only get worse.
Haiti needs our prayers now more than ever. Let us cry out to God on their behalf and trust the Lord to bring peace, stability, and healing to the nation of Haiti.
Here are four ways you can pray:
- Pray for the people of Haiti. Ask God to heal the suffering and trauma of these beautiful people. Pray that God will heal their bodies and spirits. Ask God to protect them from all those seeking to cause harm. Finally, pray that Haitians will experience the love of Jesus leading to a spiritual awakening in this nation.
- Pray for an end to the violence. Pray for peace in the streets of Haiti and that no more lives will be taken as a result of violence. Ask God to help the authorities seeking to bring justice and order.
- Pray for the government. Ask God to turn the hearts of government officials so that they may lead selflessly and do what is right for the Haitian people. Also pray for the full recovery of the president’s wife, who is recovering in the hospital.
- Pray for the Haitian Bible Society and local churches. Ask God to strengthen them to be the light of Jesus in these difficult times. Pray for their courage as they seek to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of Haitians in their local communities.
And finally, let us unite our voices to pray what Scripture says in Matthew12:18-21 (CEV) that Jesus will bring justice. He is the hope of all nations.
“Here is my chosen servant!
I love him,
and he pleases me.
I will give him my Spirit,
and he will bring justice
to the nations.
He won’t shout or yell
or call out in the streets.
He won’t break off a bent reed
or put out a dying flame,
but he will make sure
that justice is done.
All nations will place
their hope in him.”
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