Prayer Request: Darkness

I consider myself to be pretty street smart and there’s not a whole lot that surprises me. However working with all men in the tech field..sometimes they are privy to some internet happenings that I wouldn’t be and I hear information I’d rather not know.

***Don’t continue reading if you don’t want to be disturbed. I mainly present this knowledge because I’m looking for prayer on this situation as a whole. ***

Anyway. It was brought to my attention that there is some sort of gross underworld on the internet that I was just made aware of today called DarkWeb which is a part of the DeepWeb. Basically it’s content that isn’t searchable and therefore people can do all sorts of illegal or disturbing things on there without it being noticed or punished. Content is ranging from illegally acquiring drugs to the more stomach turning situations of videos or streaming content where people can commit cruel often torturous acts to women and animals. It can even be live feeds where people watching can tell you what to do to said person or animal.

I’m not going into more detail than that. Honestly, I’m currently still weak stomached over it and just reading titles of some of these things literally drove me to a mini panic attack today at work. I’m very sensitive to things like that and can’t even watch violent or scary movies.

Honestly, it’s pretty scary to think this exists on the internet and in the world. There are so many horrible things happening in the world as it is and I don’t post this to ruin anyone’s day or peace. But I do feel very strongly that this is something to keep mindful and prayerful of. Currently I am feeling comforted that our God has overcome the things of the world but I also feel pretty grossed out today.

Scripture I prayed today. Please join me.

John 1:1-5 (MSG)

The Life-Light

1-2 The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
    God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
    in readiness for God from day one.

3-5 Everything was created through him;
    nothing—not one thing!—
    came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
    and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
    the darkness couldn’t put it out.

John 16:33  (MSG)

31-33 Jesus answered them, “Do you finally believe? In fact, you’re about to make a run for it—saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I’m not abandoned. The Father is with me. I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”

Psalm 10 (MSG)

14 But you know all about it—
    the contempt, the abuse.
I dare to believe that the luckless
    will get lucky someday in you.
You won’t let them down:
    orphans won’t be orphans forever.

15-16 Break the wicked right arms,
    break all the evil left arms.
Search and destroy
    every sign of crime.
God’s grace and order wins;
    godlessness loses.

17-18 The victim’s faint pulse picks up;
    the hearts of the hopeless pump red blood
    as you put your ear to their lips.
Orphans get parents,
    the homeless get homes.
The reign of terror is over,
    the rule of the gang lords is ended.

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