PRAY for the ‘Peace of Jerusalem’ and SECURE Your CHURCH!

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PRAY for the ‘Peace of Jerusalem’ and SECURE Your CHURCH!

Aware:

As of this publication, police have confirmed they have apprehended the shooter at the Tree of Life synagogue, located in Pittsburgh, PA. Authorities are now investigating a suspicious package found at the scene. Officials report up to twelve (12) people have been shot, including three (3) officers, and eight (8) people have been killed. Authorities have issued a shelter-in-place for the surrounding area. No motive has been issued while law enforcement investigates ongoing. The identity of the suspect has been confirmed as Robert Bowers a 48 year old male. New York city, and other cities nationwide are increasing their security presence at Houses of Worship as a precaution throughout the weekend.

While CEN cannot confirm any threats being directed to the Christian community at this time, CEN continues to be in close communication with the Department of Homeland Security, local law enforcement, and our Jewish partners such as the Secure Community Network who are working directly with synagogues nationwide. CEN will continue to provide updates as warranted. Vice President Pence reminded the nation:  

“There is No place in America for violence or anti-Semitism, this evil must end! We are reminded in Psalm 34: The Lord is close to the broken hearted. Let us pray we will bring these senseless acts of violence to an end, so help us God.

Mary Marr, CEN Founder and President says: “We stand together with all our Jewish brothers and sisters, all families directly affected including the three fallen officers, the city of Pittsburgh, and all first responders who continue to put their lives on the line every day for our safety. Let us pray for Churches nationwide to see this as another “wake up call” to Be Aware, Ready and There sharing the Hope of Christ responsibly and effectively in any emergency large or small. Churches need to have a trained and statewide recognized security and emergency team and plan to handle an incident like this in a manner which saves lives and Glorifies the Lord. God is using CEN to warn the Church, but each ReadyChurch needs to put your own Security Team in place today to avert an attack at your church!”

Ready:

The Church is becoming an increasingly vulnerable community. Decisions by any church board related to securing their congregations should be made in light of the increased threat to all Houses of Worship, and predicated upon trained, certified, and state recognized security personnel. All incidents need to be managed using the same incident command structure to mitigate the entire incident alongside professional first responders. For example, any emergency like this is not only a security response, but also requires the a national media response sharing the Hope of Christ within the crisis which may go on for weeks or years requiring a full emergency team. For such a time as this and increased threats to the Christian community CEN has developed Ready trainings for families, churches and Christians citywide.”

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Pray

  • Pray for the families of of those affected by this devastating incident
  • Pray for the first responders who remain on alert nationwide given this crisis
  • Pray for churches nationwide as they keep the Sabbath holy tomorrow to focus on God alone and embrace this as another of His many “wake up calls” to put our own biblical armor, and put our own full security and emergency plans in place to shed the Light of Christ: “Our God, we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.” II Chronicles 20:12

Care

  • Call your Jewish friends and let them know you are praying and standing with them as the Jewish community at large has been under increasing graffiti, anti-Semitic and cyber attacks on its congregants nationwide.
  • Let your pastor know your church needs to have a security plan and team in place by forwarding this advisory highlighting the ReadyChurch training.
  • Contact your local Jewish synagogue and let them know you are standing with them.

Share

  • Seize opportunities to share the Gospel when other ask: “Where is God in this tragedy?”
  • Encourage those around you to focus on what God is saying to His children to be ready to respond as He would rather than ascribing blame or even the crisis itself.

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