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08/09/2011 / Kaitlin Zhang

Will London Riot Continue? Praying for London.

Just less than 2 months after the Vancouver riot, and my post Why You Must Pray for Your City, the London riot broke out on Mon Aug 8th and has continued for 3 days.  All over the world, the attention is turned to London.  Now other Britain cities have also been affected.

Here is a list of riots on Wikipedia, I was so surprised to find that there has been 17 riots between the June 15, 2011 Vancouver riot and the Aug 8, 2011 London riot.

I call my blog Prayer Kingdom.  Now I am calling you to pray for London and to pray for your own city.  Christian people are a faithful people who use the power of prayer to call upon our Holy God.  We must be angry for what makes God angry, sad for what makes God sad.

If you are not in Britain, you can join me in praying for Britain.  But never underestimate the power of prayer. It is the most powerful tool we’ve got.  Sometimes prayer is a 911 emergency call to God.  And God is able to deal with any situation.

The Christian must pray.

“…The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.  Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.  Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.” – James 5:16-18

Pray for the saints and the Church.

Praying for the Saints is like praying for others to keep praying.

“praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” – Ephesians 6:18

Pray for God’s will.

Pray that God can go before us to London to comfort the people, diminish anger and violence, and bring healing.

“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” – 1 John 5:14-15

Have faith in the power of prayer.

Will the London riot continue? Not if we are praying.

“Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

and he delivered them from their distress.

 He made the storm be still,

and the waves of the sea were hushed.

Then they were glad that the waters were quiet,

and he brought them to their desired haven.”

– Psalm 107:28-30

Our prayer to God doesn’t always have to be an emergency call, so we must pray for our own cities as well to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening on our own streets.

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