“Haiti verges on anarchy amid fuel hike, power grab”
“Violent civil unrest in Haiti”
DAY 1 – LEADERS LIKE NEHEMIAH
Today’s prayer comes from Pastor Gary at Armee du Salut school in Haiti:
Nehemiah is a leader known in the Bible for rebuilding Jerusalem. He brought the people of Israel back to God. Nehemiah also brought righteousness, confronted injustice, sought God in prayer and cared for the poor.
Today, we join Pastor Gary in praying for leaders in Haiti like Nehemiah. We pray for an end to corruption and for God to establish godly leaders in Haiti. Just as Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, we pray that God would bring leaders to rebuild Haiti on a strong foundation.
Nehemiah 1:3-4 “And they said to me [Nehemiah], ‘The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.’ As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.”
DAY 2 – PEACE TO REIGN
Today’s prayer comes from Pastor Wousdel Louis from Armee du Salut.
In the midst of this turbulent time in Haiti, the country desperately needs God’s peace to reign.
“Peace, peace to them, both near and far, for I will heal them all” (Isaiah 57:19).
Today we pray that the Prince of Peace would come and walk the streets of Haiti. We pray that the Holy Spirit would rest upon the hurting, the angry and those who are bent on destruction. We long for God’s peace to come to the nation of Haiti.
Join us in praying not just for quiet streets, but peace that comes from God’s justice prevailing and His peace reigning.
DAY 3 – VALLEY OF BACA
Today’s prayer was shared by Yvenel Pierre – Director at the Good Samaritan School.
“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob!” Psalm 84:6-8
Passing through the Valley of Baca can be understood as a “valley of weeping” or land that is a “thirsty desert”. Just as the people of Haiti are going through a difficult time – a valley of weeping in the desert – we pray that God would help them “make it a place of springs.”
Pray today that God’s people in Haiti would experience times of refreshment, comfort and strength as they go through this valley.
DAY 4 – PROVISION
Today’s prayer comes from Pastor Martin in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Due to the violence and roadblocks all across Haiti, food, drinking water, fuel and other necessities are in very short supply. What is available to purchase is very expensive and those families who live day-to-day are especially vulnerable right now.
Please pray for God to meet the needs of those who are suffering in Haiti. Praise God that He cares for His people in every nation.
DAY 5 – PROTECTION
This prayer was shared by Belange Joseph & Dieusoit Alexis – WWV Staff
“Therefore, let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them. You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:6-7
It seems that the metaphorical “mighty waters” across Haiti’s land are rising quickly and threatening to consume its cities and people. We ask for God’s hand of protection to be on men, women and children in Haiti during these days of unrest.
Pray especially for God’s protection over our World Wide Village staff members as they strive to continue serving in their communities.
DAY 6 – FIX EYES ON JESUS
Today’s prayer comes from Peter Seraphin – WWV staff member
“And Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me’ (Matthew 14:28-30).
Today we pray for believers in Haiti to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus. As they continue to follow Jesus in faith, may their eyes be fixed on Him and not the scary circumstances all around them. May God bring peace to their troubled hearts as they fix their eyes on Him!
We recently asked our Haitian staff how they were handling the current situation in Haiti. Watch Peter Seraphin’s response and then continue to pray for the people of Haiti.
DAY 7 – SALVATION & DELIVERANCE
Psalm 107 is a beautiful picture of God’s deliverance. It says that there were “some who wandered in desert wastelands”, “hungry and thirsty.” There were others who “sat in darkness” who were “prisoners in affliction.” Still others “drew near to the gates of death.”
How did those in trouble respond to their suffering? The psalmist says that they “cried out to the Lord in their trouble.”
Each time those in distress cried out to the Lord in this psalm, God delivered them. He “satisfied their soul”, “brought them out of darkness” and “broke their chains.” God “sent his word and healed them.” He delivered, saved and rescued them!
Today we pray that those in distress in Haiti would cry out to the Lord for help because we know that He will answer their cry by offering salvation and deliverance.
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13