We're asking all our friends to join us in prayers for Lebanon as the Lebanese government gave today the green light to the Lebanese army to go to war against ISIS.
The Lebanese army has been preparing for weeks for this battle.
ISIS (Daesh in Arabic) occupies a large area in northeast of Lebanon (about 90 miles from Beirut) along the border of Syria. In the last several years, ISIS has been sending suicide bombers into various parts of Lebanon including southern Beirut. They have also in the past year attacked several Christian villages in Lebanon and have taken several Lebanese soldiers as hostage.
Lebanon is the only remaining country in the Middle East were the Gospel can be preached without an immediate threat, churches can be planted and Christians can enjoy a great level of freedom. Lebanon serves as a safe haven to many who are religiously persecuted.
We're asking our friends to join us in prayer for these 7 specifics:
1. Pray 4 quick victory over ISIS
2. Pray that war won't spill over inside of Lebanon
3. Pray against sleeping cells being activated inside the country
4. Pray 4 protection for the Lebanese Army fighting ISIS
5. Pray 4 protection for the U.S. Special forces providing training & support to the Lebanese army in Lebanon U.S. Special Forces in Lebanon
6. Pray 4 protection for the Christian churches
7. Pray 4 protection for US citizens residing in Lebanon
Thank you in advance!
May God keep Lebanon as a Beacon of Hope in the Middle East!
“Is it not yet a very little while till Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be esteemed as a forest? In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.” Isaiah 29:17-18 NKJV