Monday, May 2, 2011

War on Terror

While I do not celebrate the death of anyone, Bin Laden's death brings a certain sense of relief. I am glad he was buried at sea and his grave will not become a shrine to fanatics. I was shocked how quickly the jokes about Saddam welcoming him to hell began. No matter what, hell is no joke in my opinion.

I am thankful for the CIA and our SEALS for doing an extraordinary job, but the War on Terror is not over by a long shot. I hope Christians continue to pray for the safety of the US, our allies and Israel. I hope Christians continue to pray protection over our military. It can be easy to slack off a bit when we breath a sigh of relief over a situation when in fact we need to step up prayers because the enemy will retaliate.

Lord God, I ask You to protect the USA and our allies from all terror attacks. I ask You to thwart the evil plans of our enemies. I ask You to protect our military and our allies' military personnel as well.

Lord God, I pray for you to reveal Yourself as the Great I Am to the terrorists. Please reveal Your love for them, remove the blinding scales of deception from their eyes. I pray they come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.

I pray for the US Govt to make decisions which are righteous in Your sight and I pray we return to our Christian roots. I pray this in the Mighty Name of Jesus.

3 comments:

Sandra said...

Thank you for composing a response that I couldn't quite do on my own!

Karen said...

Amen! I can find no happiness in his death but I am grateful that he has been caught. I also believe that it has become a little more dangerous to be in active service at the moment. (Jessi's father-in-law is currently serving in Afghanistan. We are praying for his safe return.) Thanks for praying!

love,
karen

Cheryl Barker said...

Praying with you in agreement, Annette.