Sometimes when I watch Global events, I feel helpless, almost like I can't do anything to help those who suffer. It's quite an impotent feeling when you watch the new reporters continue to reveal the tanks, missiles, planes, and death happening on both sides of the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
I know there are two sides to every story, and so today I'm compelled to call on us here at andybraner.com to pray for those involved.
Jesus said, "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that
you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on
the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the
unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matt. 5:43-48)
May we pray today for our fellow brothers and sisters involved in another violent rebellion.
May the innocent be shown mercy.
May the leaders have wisdom and insight to stop it.
May we find the courage to pray for those we don't understand, and truly find what it means to be "the sons of our Father in heaven."