Prayers for Madeleine


Saturday, May 12 was Madeleine McCann’s fourth birthday. If the name sounds vaguely familiar, it is because the little girl’s story has been featured on news outlets all over the world. The child was taken from her parents’ holiday apartment in
Portugal on May 3, 2007.
 The story is heartbreaking, and we who sit so safely with our families cannot even imagine the McCann’s worry and heartbreak. I feel so sorry for her parents, who are probably at a loss with out their precious daughter.  

Every few years I am struck with horror at the state of our world. Cases like Elizabeth Smart (thankfully found safe), Natalee Holloway (still unknown, but hopefully the recent leads will be helpful), and now a sweet-looking child on holiday, remind me of society’s evil and wretchedness, and it makes me terribly sad. Is there a way to fight it? Of course, wickedness in its entirety has deep roots, but I wonder if we can stop it with little actions. Perhaps we rebuke the violence and disgusting horror that is released in cinematic form. Perchance, we refuse music that has vile, filthy messages. They may not be loud measures singularly, but with many voices they can scream.  A little girl is far from home. Will we let such malevolence stand?



  1. You are welcome to join the Madeleine Prayer group for the second world wide prayer session to be held 19th September 2008, 1.00 – 2.00 pm and 10.30 – 11.30pm To pray for missing five year old Madeleine McCann.

    Prayer agenda
    1) For the Holy Spirit to be with Madeleine – to fill her, guide her and protect her so that she feels God’s presence at all times and for the Holy Spirit to likewise be with all missing and exploited children around the world
    2) For God to actively intervene in Madeleine’s life and for her whereabouts to be revealed to the world and for Madeleine to be returned to her Mother.
    3) For God’s perfect wisdom to guide and direct Gerry and Kate McCann in everything they do
    4) For the revelation of the truth of Madeleine’s disappearance to the world and the imminent exposure of any falsehood that has served to obscure the truth and prevent Madeleine being found.
    5) a miracle for Madeleine. For the Holy Spirit, God’s supernatural power that only comes through the Lord God Almighty, to intervene in Madeleine’s life.
    6) For God’s miraculous intervention in the lives of all missing and exploited children and their loving families.
    7) For the downfall of all criminal networks involved in child sexual exploitation, slavery and torture, and the downfall of the protection afforded to these by corrupt authorities
    8) For all children held in slavery and abuse by criminal pedophile networks to tangibly experience God’s divine protection, perfect peace and love and that no matter what is done to them, they will NEVER be separated from His love.
    9) For God to reveal the truth of these children’s experiences to the world, for the motivation of His people to actively stand up for these children and put an end to this system of evil, and for the delivery of His justice to ALL the victims of these criminal networks.

  2. Will be there in prayer with you.

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