Uganda Day 8
daily prayer guide
Day 8: Saturday, August 3
Although they’ve committed no crime, many refugees are placed in camps or detention centers where they are not permitted to move freely. The feeling of imprisonment and rejection can compound their trauma and further undermine hope.
As a young man, David was forced to flee his home and country because King Saul wanted him dead. Like many refugees today, David was forcibly displaced for a long period of time. Although David was a strong and brave man of faith, he still struggled with fear and brokenness. Like refugees today, he cried out to God: “Set me free from my prison.” (Psalm 142:7)
While a refugee, David wrote many songs, some of which we find in the Book of Psalms. Psalm 142 is one such song. It gives us an intimate look into David’s fears and faith while living the life of a refugee.
“I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble. When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me. Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life. I cry to you, Lord; I say, ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.’ Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.” (Psalm 142:1-7)
Pray for the team as they listen to people and hear their stories. Pray that they would be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. May God be the refuge for the people of Bidi Bidi.
|Ruth Lomo||Jay Phebus||Wafaa Khartoum|
|Joyce Lomo||Daniel Phebus||Karamba|
|Stephanie Powell||Ari Campbell||Nadine Pasikari|
|Gladys Hunt||Beth Price||Fidel Pasikari|
|Samantha Sanchez||Wailes N.||Esther Pasikari|