Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday, April 26th

Headlines from the New York Times for Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fearing Korean Nuclear War, Women of 40 Nations Urge Trump to Seek Peace – As the White House prepared to brief members of the Senate on North Korea on Wednesday, female activists from more than 40 countries, including North and South Korea, urged President Trump to defuse military tensions and start negotiating for peace to prevent war from erupting on the Korean Peninsula.

They said they feared that the rapidly escalating tensions on the peninsula, if left unchecked, could engulf the region in nuclear war.

“We are united by our belief that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the nuclear crisis and threat of war now facing the Korean Peninsula,” said their letter to Mr. Trump, dated Wednesday. “Peace is the most powerful deterrent of all.”

Readings from Isaiah 48.17-18 for Wednesday, April 26, 2017

God’s love for people has a very practical dimension. He is the wisest Being of all and has our best interests in mind. If we follow him, he will lead us to prosperity and success.

Isaiah 48.17-18 – Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you for your own good, who leads you in the way you should go. O that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your prosperity would have been like a river, and your success like the waves of the sea.

Prayers for Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dear God, please help world leaders to follow your direction for the sake of the multitudes who are affected by their decisions.

Bob Spradling

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