Thursday, June 21, 2007

PRAY


I read a CNN bulletin this morning that said we've lost 14 more soldiers in Iraq in the last 48 hours. Friends, I'm not a political person, but these 14 souls have left behind loved ones, families, possibly even children.

Typically my blog is meant to encourage/enlighten/strengthen God's army - the Body of Christ. Today, it's time we turned that focus out to our mission field.

When you read this today, I just ask that you pray one simple prayer - that no soldier die today. Pray for the soldiers still alive that have to deal today with the fact that their friends are dead. Pray for peace for the families that have lost sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives. Pray for the Iraqi people, for they are losing loved ones as well.

I think we often just look at soldiers and say "it's their job", and forget that these folks have real lives. They grew up just like we did, watching cartoons, riding bikes, learning to drive, getting jobs, falling in love, getting married, and having children. If not for the grace of God, our path could have lead to the service, and it could have been one of us that died in Iraq yesterday.

Please pray.

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