The LORD our Refuge: Keep Praying

This morning as I read the El Paso Times I read a story that reminded me once again how important it is for us to keep praying for the end of the violence in Juarez.

(CNN) — Mexican federal police interrupted a weekend massacre-in-the-making in a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, motel and captured two hit men working for a major cartel in the city, a spokesman for the federal police told CNN Monday.

“We received an anonymous tip that these men were sequestering a group of 11 in a motel,” federal police spokesman Ramon Salinas said. “We acted on the tip and were able to catch them in the act of a massacre at a motel party.”

The men were planning to kill a group of 11 youths and managed to kill one of them before police arrived, according to Salinas, who described the 11 only as young people, without specifying ages or sexes.

King David who knew the threats of evil men sang to the LORD this song of faith and trust:

Psalm 11

For the director of music. Of David.

1 In the LORD I take refuge.
How then can you say to me:
“Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;
they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”

4 The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
his eyes examine them.
5 The LORD examines the righteous,
but the wicked, those who love violence,
he hates with a passion.
6 On the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulfur;
a scorching wind will be their lot.

7 For the LORD is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face.

May the people of the LORD always take REFUGE in His unfailing love and protection.

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