“First and foremost,” writes popular Beliefnet columnist Donna Calvin in her column 10 Biblical Do-It-Yourself Solutions to the Middle East, “all Christians are called to pray continually (Romans 12:12-14). Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. (1 Thessalonians 5:17) Pray without ceasing. I know that God orders us to mourn with those who mourn and grieve with those who grieve; therefore, we should not forget the loss of life in the Middle East. We should allow ourselves to grieve for the lost lives of innocent men, woman and children. Pray for the surviving family members. (Romans 12:15) Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."
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