“God, put an end to evil; avenging God, show your colors! Judge of the earth, take your stand; throw the book at the arrogant.” (Psalm 94:1-2; MSG)
Earlier this week, Europe suffered more terrorist attacks—two at the Zaventem Airport and one at the Maelbeek underground station in the heart of Brussels. Islamic shouts were heard as the attacks commenced, and the Islamic State has since claimed responsibility. The city of Brussels and every road leaving Belgium are shut down while perpetrators are being diligently sought.
News reports showed pictures of people wrapped in blankets, holding tightly to their loved ones as they left the airport—comfort amidst the pandemonium.
Belgian authorities said that what they feared has come to pass. They have been watchful in Belgium since the terrorist attacks in Paris, and just four days ago, a significant leader of those attacks was captured in Brussels.
Terrorism continues to be a very real cause for concern in the western world, and capital cities across the globe are under high alert for potential attacks. Let’s join in fervent prayer together for God’s resolution to this problem:
- Pray for the victims of the attack. Ask the Lord to comfort the wounded and the families of those who died. Ask Him to wrap His loving arms around them and be their peace. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4; NASB).
- Pray that everyone responsible for this crime would be found and brought to justice. Command that the curtains of darkness covering them will be pulled back and that the light of Christ will expose their hiding places. Ask the Lord for supernatural angelic assistance in uncovering them.
- Pray that any further terror plans will be thwarted in advance. Ask God to give authorities great wisdom in routing out those making these plans.
This Sunday, March 27, is Easter Sunday, and we begin a national prayer walking campaign, “As One—a National Appeal to Heaven”. Sign up, and prayerfully place a canopy of safety over your own street or neighborhood as you walk and pray.
May God’s grace abound,
Mike and Cindy Jacobs