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December 12, 2017

Another Terrorist Attempt in New York City

This time it was an immigrant from Bangladesh who decided he identified with ISIS and could carry out a terror attack at New York’s busy Port Authority bus station during rush hour. He made his own bomb from instructions he supposedly found on the internet. He made the bomb at the electrical facility where he worked. His name is Akayed Ullah and he is 27 years old. His plan failed when the bomb went off prematurely, injuring himself and four others. He appeared to be the most severely injured. Akayed was a legal immigrant who came to the US through a family-sponsored Visa program.

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.” (Psalm 138:7; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Thank Jesus that He is protecting the city of New York against terror attacks, as His people are praying.

  2. Thank the Lord that Akayed Ullah was not able to carry out a plan of destruction.

  3. Pray that he would be introduced to Jesus Christ.

  4. Ask the Lord to continue to prompt His people to intercede for safety over New York and other major targets.

  5. Decide to be one that watches over your own city, together with God. Find scriptures on His protection and pray them regularly over your city.

A prayer you can pray:

Jesus, I thank you that You are watching over New York. There has been much prayer there. Your intercessors are busy! However, ultimately, we know that it is You that guards the city. Thank you for thwarting Akayed’s terror plan. Tell Him about Your Son, his Savior, so that the enemy cannot completely destroy his life, as he tried to today. Keep reminding your people to pray. Give them specific scriptures, places, and times to pray. Do the same for me and my city! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God stretches out His hand against the anger of our nation’s foes and we can count on Him to save us!

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