Seven Sailors Missing after U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides with Ship 


A U.S. Navy destroyer sailing off the coast of Japan collided with a Philippine merchant ship early Saturday morning. Seven U.S. sailors are unaccounted for and the ship sustained some damage. The USS Fitzgerald has taken on water, but continues to operate under its own power.

How to Pray: May God preserve the lives of the missing sailors and direct the rescuers to their location. Pray for the families and that the Fitzgerald will make it safely to harbor.

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Thirty Dead, 70 Missing in London Apartment Fire

A refrigerator caught fire in a London apartment building on Wednesday, which eventually spread through the 27-story Grenfell Tower in White City. No one on the top three floors survived the blaze, at least 30 are confirmed dead and 70 others are unaccounted for. Six hundred people lived inside the building which had no working fire alarm or sprinklers.

Hundreds of people protested the government’s handling of the disaster and demanded justice for the victims. Prime Minister May was being heckled for not doing enough to help.

Why this Matters: Theresa May recently lost support in a general election vote. She no longer holds a majority and the people’s patience with her leadership is waning.

Pray for the victims and their families, pray that peace will prevail.


Six More GOP Lawmakers Targeted

James Hodgkinson, the man who opened fire on Republicans earlier in the week, had a list of six Republican members of Congress in his pocket. These were Mo Brooks (R-AL), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Scott Desjarlais (R-TN) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA). All six are members of the Freedom Caucus–the most conservative members of the House.

Hodgkinson shot five people at an early morning charity baseball practice, critically wounding Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip. Scalise has a three-person security detail, who shot and killed the gunman.

Why this Matters: The Freedom Caucus stands firm on the issues that conservative Christians care the most about: fiscal responsibility, godly principles regarding marriage and the family, and they are pro-life. Why the shooter targeted these six in particular is a mystery.

Pray for Rep. Scalise, who remains in critical condition, and that the Lord would protect these lawmakers. Praise God the shooter was stopped before he could hurt anyone else. May God guide the investigators.

Ps. 41:11-12 – By this I know that You are well pleased with me, Because my enemy does not triumph over me. As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And set me before Your face forever.


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