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Paris Attacks

My Dear Friends, 
We have watched and been broken by the reckless acts of hatred and terror that have transpired in France over the past 24 hours. Our prayers are with the wounded, the families of those who have lost loved ones, and with the people of France who have been terrorized by these horrible acts of violence. 

We have been preparing to send you an encouraging report about all that God did in us when we were in France on our vision trip a few weeks ago. Those newsletters will be coming your way in the next few days but, we felt we had to respond now to what the enemy is trying to do in the country we love so much. 

The best thing we can do right now is to pray together for France.Our most important work is on our knees before the Lord interceding for the French people. For those who mourn personal losses today. For their leaders, their government, the pastors and priests, the lost and broken, the poor and needy, the immigrants and refugees, for those living in darkness. Let us pray for healing in this nation that is bleeding. 

Please join us in praying for France: 

God who knows our suffering, 
You are our light in darkness even when it feels
that darkness has won the day.
Comfort your people in France and be close to those who have lost loved ones.  
Let us not succumb to fear or hate but would follow your example
of love for our enemies, especially when it hurts.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord who bore the weight of all our sin.  


Thank you for praying for us while we were away. Please continue in prayer for France over these next few days, weeks and months.

James 5:16 "The effective prayer of a righteous person has great power."

Love and Blessings,
The Appels