Did we ever imagine we’d be in this situation – five years later? Approximately $720 million dollars are spent daily. The war may likely cost the country 1.2 trillion dollars – 10x the pre-war predictions.
The number of American military casualties in Iraq will pass 4,000 any day . There is wide disparity of the number of of Iraqis who have died because of the war; estimates vary from 81,000 to nearly 1.2 million .
The purpose of this entry is not to debate the war. The purpose of the entry is two fold:
Invitation to prayer.
Invitation to share your stories.
PRAYER. If you feel led, would you take a couple moments to write and share a prayer?
pray for our soldiers who risk their lives every day
pray for the people of Iraq
pray for strength, courage, and wisdom for President Bush, the US administration, and other world leaders
pray for the various peacemaking teams in Iraq
pray for peace
STORIES. If you have a story to share – of yourself, your family or loved ones, the Iraqi people, peaceworkers, or others stories…please consider taking a few moments to share those stories here.
Speed the day
when bows are broken,
spears are shattered,
weapons are dismantled,
war is no more
and peace prevails throughout your world.
Speed the day.
Guide us to work for that day.
In Jesus Christ we pray.