Father, by your Holy Spirit, send down your healing and restoration power to all the nations of the earth.

  • In 2015, the biggest and longest study yet done to examine the family links to cancer found that about a third of all cancer cases can be blamed on inherited genes. About 58 percent of melanoma cases, 57 percent of prostate cancer cases and 39 percent of ovarian cancer appear to come down to inheritance. In addition, kidney cancer is linked to family inheritance about 38 percent of the time, breast cancer 31 percent of the time and uterine cancer 27 percent of the time,
  • E-cigarette makers are pouring tens of millions of dollars into advertising to young teenagers. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, about 2/3 of children see e-cigarette ads. In addition, during 2011 to 2014, current e-cigarette use among high school students soared from 1.5 percent to 13.4 percent, and among middle school students from 0.6 percent to 3.9 percent.

Father, by your Holy Spirit, protect your people from destruction in all the nations of the earth.

  • Burundi civil war fears as president accused of campaign of murder. The Burundi president, a former rebel turned president, announced in April that he would run for a controversial third term, He has responded to any opposition to his third term with a blanket campaign of murder and intimidation. Since April, more than 400 people have been killed and more than 220,000 people have fled from their homes.
  • On January 4th, a fact-finding mission by the United Nations chemical weapons watchdog has found that some people in Syria may have been exposed to the nerve agent sarin or a sarin-like gas, even though the regime agreed to turn over its chemical arsenal in August 2013. Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, regime and rebel forces have used chemical agents, which has killed 250,000 people.

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