We have prayed many times for many different reasons on this trip, whether silent prayers with open eyes watching a child leap onto a Taylor student’s back or dedication prayers spoken while our group laid hands on richly blessed servants of the Lord. We believe in the power of prayer even though we have been challenged with painful, unfamiliar stories in the past week.
Abba, Father, Baba, Dad, listen to your childrens’ voices. They are calling out in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Where refugees are settled in Greece, give them security. Bring those you have called through her open doors safe sojourns. Place her travelers in new land through the work of your children.
Continue your transformative work in the lives of your Greek servants. We praise you for the testimonies both shared and unshared of your great and powerful mercy that has rescued souls from utter darkness.
But, sovereign Lord, we lament the darkness at the same time we praise your piercing light. May you crush the strongholds dedicated to sin and reveal your justice in the midst of chaos and total destruction.
Give your refugees in Greece truly happy days, for you delight in being present with them.
Preserve their people and generation in foreign lands. Save the language, culture, and love expressed in the Syrian way. May their homes be filled with their own songs.
Oh Jesus, Emmanuel, Isa, heal this country from the inside. Touch her lost and lonely; call them by their names. Tell their stories with sensitive voices and proclaim your love that conquers suffering. Your kingdom come, Baba. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
We trust and believe you will do these things. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amin.