A Day of Prayer, Not Politics

Today should be a day of prayer not of politics.

Things seem to be unraveling across the Middle East.

Our embassy in Libya was attacked and our ambassador and others were killed.  All embassies are considered the property of their home countries and so an attack on a U.S. embassy is like an attack on U.S. soil.

U.S. embassies in Yemen and Egypt were also attacked.

President Obama is vowing justice and asking Egypt some tough questions.

Governor Romney has politicized the situation, accusing Obama of being weak.

I picked a really bad month to quit listening to talk-radio.

Libya has made some arrests in the attack.

Don’t forget about Iraq and Afghanistan.

And then there is the seemingly unavoidable conflict coming between Iran and Israel.

The world is on edge.

I am a bit anxious. My son will be 18 in February.

Maybe tomorrow, or next week, the presidential campaign and politics can continue. But today should be a day of prayer, not politics.

  • Pray that President Obama, and his advisers, will have the wisdom needed to make just decisions.
  • Pray for more moderate Muslims to condemn the attacks. Many have, but we need many more to be vocal.
  • Pray for one another and our attitudes towards those who hate us. Violence only begets more violence.
  • Pray for our brothers and sisters who think the answer is to bomb the hell out of the Middle East.
  • Pray for more Christians to answer the call to go to Muslim countries as missionaries. Conversion to Christ, not annihilation from the planet, is the answer.

I was moved to tears today while riding my bike. I was praying about these things when the song that came through my mp3 player was Everlast’s, “Letters Home from the Garden of Stone.” Here is a link to the video. Watch it when you get a chance, and pray.

Today is a day of prayer, not of politics.


One thought on “A Day of Prayer, Not Politics

  1. It certainly is a day for prayer, as is every day for the Middle East, which seems to be unraveling at an accelerated pace. However, there is politicizing on both sides…sadly, ’tis the season.

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