A violent gang in El Salvador is suspected of killing six evangelical Christians while they were leaving a church Saturday night. According to All Voices, one of the six deceased was a minor and there is no known motive for the murders.
Also there were eight additional murders reported this weekend in El Salvador.
The Latin American nation has one of the highest murder rates in the world. The New York Times reported, "In El Salvador there are sixty-five homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, which is more than triple the current rate in Mexico ..."
This wave of violence is often attributed to gang members. Catholic Online reports that 60,000 people belong to these violent groups.
- Pray for peace in El Salvador
- Pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort the families and friends of the recently murdered.
- Pray for gang victims to forgive their enemies.
- Pray for gang members to reject violence.
- Pray for the Holy Spirit to convict gang members of their need for a Savior.
- Pray for job opportunities for El Salvador's unemployed.
- Pray for El Salvador's churches to disciple the gang members.
- Pray for protection for the politicians, police and judges opposing gang violence.