I just got my Albuquerque Journal off the driveway! Love to read it while having a cup of coffee. Being an old newsman, started in 1978 at the Minnesota News Network, I am very thankful for local news.
The Journal is reporting this morning on the 5 most violent areas to live in Albuquerque. Research shows that 10 percent of city residents experience a disproportionate amount of crime. Please continue to pray for Albuquerque and New Mexico.
My post from August 8th……….
I was talking to Dr. Richard Mansfield on the way home from softball last night after I drove home and ran into the road block on Montgomery because of the shootout. We both said to each other JESUS is the answer for our city and country. It is so very tragic what is happening specifically to Albuquerque, as seems not much time goes by until the next killing or wounding of someone. This shootout injured innocent people in their cars driving on Montgomery. JESUS is needed so badly, politics and a new Mayor will not end this.
Hearts changed for JESUS, I know it seems to be a simple answer to many, but it is the only answer! How dare we play politics with the lives of people.
Why is the World full of evil?
“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts” Eph 4: 17, 18.
The Scriptures call the mind of the natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4, “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim. 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs its thoughts. The sinful mind is under the control of Satan and can never please God because it concentrates on things of the world and not things of the Spirit. The natural mind walks the road of hopelessness and self-destruction.
We are losing Albuquerque to Satan, it is so very tragic.
Everyone is in danger in this city, residents and visitors, we have allowed Satan to take a grip of Albuquerque endangering our future as a city of God.
This is not ‘Chamber of Commerce’ talk, I do not represent them, I stand in the gap for JESUS, I must tell the truth, and it does hurt for me to say this but, Albuquerque has become a war zone, a city fighting for its life.
Late last week the FBI had a shootout right in the city and it goes on and on.
Our police officers must feel they are fighting a raging wildfire with a squirt gun…..As one veteran officer told me, “There is no more crime prevention in Albuquerque, we run from one emergency to the next”
Pray for our brave officers, they are understaffed! Shame on us.
PRAY, this is what many Churches are doing………….
Beginning at Midnight, New Beginnings Church will be praying for the 33 Counties of New Mexico for the next 24 Hours. Please pray for the community around our church building since there was a major shoot out tonight. An innocent pedestrian and a young child were injured by stray gunfire. I have included the 8 Prayer Points that we will be focusing on.
NM PRAYS Prayer Points
1. PRAY FOR THE LOST TO BE SAVED.
2. PRAY FOR UNITY AMONG PASTORS AND CHURCHES.
3. PRAY FOR GOD TO HEAL OUR LAND OF ABORTION.
4. PRAY FOR DELIVERANCE FROM A SPIRIT OF VIOLENCE.
5. PRAY FOR FREEDOM FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE.
6. PRAY FOR TRANSFORMATION IN OUR ECONOMY AND EDUCATION.
7. PRAY FOR GOD TO BREAK THE SPIRIT OF WITCHCRAFT.
8. PRAY FOR RACIAL RECONCILIATION.