Our Heavenly Father,
We thank you for all of our blessings. In faith and trust we come to You today.
We wish to ask for protection for those persecuted Christians that remain in Iraq. We do not understand Your plan for everlasting redemption, but we ask that You give those who believe in You strength and the perseverance needed to survive war and strife in their daily world. Every day is a heartbreak, a struggle, a hungry time. Our tears go out with this heartfelt prayer. In faith, we continue to depend and rely upon You and You alone. We understand the day will come we will all honor and bow down to You, together, in love and in peace.
In your Son, Jesus, we believe and pray.
"Greg Musselman, spokesman for Voice of the Martyrs Canada, says daily violence in Iraq calls for daily prayer..."
"...“Unfortunately, many people will lose their lives, and Iraq could descend into a civil war.”
"Exact figures are hard to come by, but Musselman says over a million Christians have fled Iraq.
" “The Church, in terms of the visible Church and the number of Christians in Iraq, has greatly decreased,” he says. The pastors who remain are dedicated, Musselman notes, but perseverance is difficult.
" “Because so many have left, there’s just not the encouragement that there was before 2003,” says the spokesman."
Please read Daily Violence in Iraq Calls for Daily Prayer, by Katy Hearth, at Mission Network News.