Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday, February 15th

Headlines from the New York Times for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence – Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.

Immigrant Protected Under Obama Program Now Fights His Arrest – More than two years ago, Daniel Ramirez Medina, an unauthorized immigrant, applied for a special program created under the Obama administration that would allow him to stay and work in the United States.

But on Friday morning, when federal immigration agents showed up at his home in Seattle to detain his father, they took Mr. Ramirez, 23, as well. His lawyers have now sued the federal government, arguing that he is being held in custody unconstitutionally, in an “unprecedented and unjustified” case.

Readings from Isaiah 9.1-7 for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Isaiah 9.2 and 6 – The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. 6 – For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Prayers for February 15, 2017

Dear God, we need the light of your direction. We also need the government of your kingdom in our personal and national lives. In your grace please grant this to us.

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