January Prayer Partner: Praying for the Countries That Immigrants Flee
Earlier this month, President Biden made his first presidential visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, days after announcing a series of policy changes – from our perspective at the Evangelical Immigration Table, some positive, some not – intended to address the challenges at the border.
Many of the policies will specifically impact individuals and families from four particular countries of origin that in recent months have accounted for the significant increases in individuals arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border: Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti.
While the dynamics in each of these countries are different, all of them share desperate conditions that have led many to conclude they have no choice but to leave their homes. Some are facing extreme poverty, others political repression and violations of religious freedom, others widespread violence – or some combination of these threats.
Even as we encourage the U.S. government to pursue policies that reflect the dignity of each person, I’m mindful to also be praying for these countries:
- Pray for the people of these four countries, that God would provide for their needs and protect their lives from harm
- Pray for the church in each of these countries, that it would be an instrument of God’s love, provision and protection to those in need and at risk
- Pray for those who make the difficult decision to leave home, that God would protect them and preserve their lives
- Pray for the governments in each of these countries, that they would respect the dignity of all people, repent of injustice as applicable and pursue the common good
I’d invite you to join our monthly Evangelical Immigration Table prayer call over Zoom next week Monday, January 30th at 4 PM ET/3 PM CT/2 PM MT/1 PM PT (use this link to join the call or add the call to your calendar to remember to join).
National Coordinator, Evangelical Immigration Table