14 Tweets with latest WHO data on Ebola in West Africa, and key prayer topics

October 22, 2014

I’ve been tweeting quite a bit tonight about the latest (October 22) report by WHO on Ebola in West Africa.

I thought it might be helpful to post all the tweets here in consecutive order:


Finally – an old Tweet of ours, but STILL IMPORTANT!!

Diocese of South Carolina

October 22, 2014

Awaiting the results of litigation–

Jeremiah 39:3 Amp
[When Jerusalem was taken] all the princes of the king of Babylon came in and sat in the Middle Gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim [the Rabsaris] a chief of the eunuchs, and Nergal-sharezer [II, the Rabmag] a chief of the magicians, with all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.

Nergal-sharezer–“prince of fire”

This is the only place in Holy Scripture that the ‘Middle Gate’ is mentioned. The names of the Jerusalem gates in Nehemiah are the valley gate, the gates of the fountain, the sheep gate, the fish gate, the old gate, the dung gate, the water gate, the horse gate, the east gate, the gate of Miphkad, the gate of Ephraim, and the prison gate.

O Father,
We pray that violence shall no more be heard in the Diocese of South Carolina, nor destruction within its borders. Help them to build walls of salvation and gates of praise.
Guard them from compromising Your Truth. No Middle Gate, Lord! Protect the Diocese of South Carolina from the “prince of fire.” Amen.
Isaiah 60:18

Ebola prayer–Flint and fire

October 22, 2014

Creator God,
You divided the waters above the firmament from the waters under the firmament. You defined the boundaries of land and water. You divided light from darkness.
You have given an instructed tongue to Your apostles, prophets, evangelists, counselors, and intercessors.  Open the ears of the intercessors. Waken them morning by morning to listen like one being taught. Guard them in righteousness.
As they set their faces like flint against Ebola hemorrhagic fever, do not put them to shame. You are the divine spark, and they are the flint. Ignite Your passion within their hearts to battle this plague.
Your intercessors wait for You. You are a God of justice. Rise, be gracious, and show them compassion. We call out for help against this disease.
Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea have eaten the bread of adversity and drunk the water of affliction.  Your tongue, O God, is a consuming fire. Reduce to ashes the idols, curses, and lies that bind Your children in west Africa. Dismantle this virus and rescue them.  Amen.
Isaiah 30:18-27, 50:2-7

World Vision: Prayer points for EBOLA

October 22, 2014

Suggested prayer points

Pray for those suffering from Ebola and for their family and friends.

There is no known cure for Ebola, but people who are diagnosed and seek skilled medical treatment early have a chance to recover.

Dear Lord, You healed bodies, minds, and spirits during your ministry. We ask Your healing power to be manifest to the girls and boys, women and men whose lives are threatened by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. May they receive the treatment they need for their bodies to fight the infection. May they know the comfort and assurance of Your presence. May those who grieve the loss of loved ones find their hope in You.

Pray for people living in fear of Ebola.

Ignorance and fear lead people to avoid medical facilities, increasing the risk of spreading the disease through contact.

Heavenly Father, bring hope and clarity of mind to those who might not seek treatment for themselves or their loved ones because of fear.

You, whose “prefect love drives out fear … ” (1 John 4:18), embrace Your children whose lives are threatened by Ebola. May they heed Your message from Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Pray for all who work to care for the sick and cure Ebola.

Medical staff, family caretakers, nongovernmental organizations, and public health researchers around the world strive to contain the outbreak and save lives. World Vision staff in West Africa are working with government and community authorities, including religious leaders, to spread accurate information about Ebola and what to do about it.

In Your mercy, Lord, inspire and enable all those who labor to end the spread of Ebola. May their actions bear fruit in healthy lives and communities. We ask for your wisdom to fall on those who seek a cure for the disease. Protect caregivers from contracting the virus themselves.

From here.

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