Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 19: 5 years after...

5 years ago with "shock and awe," we began a war in Iraq.

I was against it then and am still against it. I don't believe it has given us the security or the peace we expected or told would take place. Too many have died and have been injured.

On this 5th anniversary...
  1. Pray for peace
  2. Pray for our men and women who are serving valiantly oversees in a war we should not have been in and for those veterans suffering from the wounds of war
  3. Pray for Iraq that stability and peace may live there and the Iraqi people may feel that freedom and peace that they have so longed for in their lives.
  4. Pray for our chaplains there and for the dwindling Christian community in Iraq.
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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