Prayer request

From John Mattica, President of HFMM

Yesterday afternoon, a few thousand people marched to the presidential palace to protest the result of the election. The protest turned violent due to a hand full of agitators. During that time people were injured, both civilian and military. The lobby windows of the Marriott hotel were broken and they set fires in the lobby, though those were extinguished before extensive damage was done. The news coverage was plentiful and for the rest of the evening and yet today, more stories are being reported. Honduras needs prayer.

What was not reported yesterday in the news were the countless activities of God’s people who built houses for the needy, took food to the hungry, treated the sick, and advanced the Kingdom of God this week. The negative and the tragic will always garner more attention and I am not trying to trivialize the seriousness of the state Honduras finds itself in.

But what I want to bring out is that though travel warnings abound against coming to Honduras, though the world would paint such a horrible picture of this country because of the acts of a few thousand isolated on one boulevard, in the rest of the country, starting from the next block over from the protests to the borders of the nation, God and His people are still on the move!


Morning prayer

“Help me to journey beyond the familiar

and into the unknown.

Give me the faith to leave old ways

and break fresh ground with You.

Christ of the mysteries, I trust You

to be stronger than each storm within me.

I will trust in the darkness and know

that my times, even now, are in Your hand.

Tune my spirit to the music of heaven,

and somehow, make my obedience count for You.”


This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.’ For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. – Matthew 6:9-15

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