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Innocent Victims of War
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Pray for the Iraqi people, refugees in the region, and anyone else threatened by war and its effects in the Gulf.

As we keep members of the military and our nation's leaders in our thoughts, let's use this space to remain mindful of others involved in the conflict -- innocent civilians in Iraq, refugees from Kuwait, Iraq, and neighboring countries -- and anyone else faced with the realities of war -- both during the actual conflict as well as its aftermath.

Please, let's put aside our political differences, and share our prayers here, no matter what your religious faith.

 
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dolphin7
3/20/2003 00:05

My prayers are for all humans on earth. This is a time for prayer and calling on God of Peace and asking for forgiveness because war is admitting we have failed in cooperation, pleading for wisdom, discernment and for God's intervention in restoring grace and peace. God hurts when we fight among ourselves, we have to admit we fail God when there is discord.


iluvgarfield
3/20/2003 00:29

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Dear Lord, please protect all the children, women, old people, sick and infirm, is this so-called "just war." Lord, I don't understand what is happening, so I only ask for wisdom and courage. Please be with all the soldiers, pilots, medics, and sea captains, as we join together. I especially pray for their families, especially their children. Lord, when are we going to learn that without You, we are nothing, and we have nothing. Our Lady of Peace, pray for us. St. Joseph, pray for us. St. Francis, pray for us. St. Clare, pray for us. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen."


Whataredoing
3/20/2003 02:49

Oh Father. Please shield the innocent. Especially the children. For they shouldn't have anything to do with this war. Please watch over the American children as well. God must be crying. Forgive us.


Leander72
3/20/2003 03:01

Heavenly Father, Help us to care for the innocent and make them the utmost priority through this devastion on both sides,let compassion rule the hearts of all who are in power to protect them, care for them with tender hearts,to you we cry for mercy as you stood innocent of any crime let us find above all your Love to act accordingly for all.Today it rained and I thought Heaven must be crying for the innocence that have no voice but only fear and tears.


baubo
3/20/2003 03:09

May the one million Gods watch over all who suffer tonight at the hands of power hungry world leaders, be they dictators or Semi-Elected despots.


jellyfish
3/20/2003 03:25

Lord, have mercy on us all…on the Iraqi people, on the children, on our leaders, on those of us living in ignorance. Be merciful oh Lord and forgive us for hurting each other so gravely and terribly.


caroona
3/20/2003 04:01

Mother, please help your children see that 'the other' is human too, has children and needs and dreams. Please be with all those innocent civililans suffering in this war.


bkusha
3/20/2003 04:17

My prayers are for all innocents. May God protect them all.


mediesther
3/20/2003 04:28

I pray ps 91 over d lives of this one dat no evil shall befall them and no plague shall come near thier dwelling place. D bible said He who keepeth israel neither slumber nor sleep, God will definitely c them thru in d midst of it all.


peaceloveandwar
3/20/2003 05:29

I pray in prayer circle for world peace and here.
I pray for the innocent. Only you know who truly is innocent when families are paid for a family member to suicide bomb.

I pray that your religions of peace will see the parrallel between Sadamm and Hitler.( Saddam used chemical and biological weapons on his own people)

I pray that you will intervene, and protect all the innocent.


rbethell
3/20/2003 07:29

Most holy and afflicted Virgin, Mother of Sorrows and Queen of Martyrs! You stood motionless at the foot of the cross, beneath your dying Son. Through the sword of grief which pierced you then, through the unceasing suffering of your life of sorrow, and the bliss which now fully repays you for your past trials and afflictions, look upon me with a mother's tenderness and have pity on me, as I pray before you to venerate your sorrows, and place my request with childlike copnfidence in the sanctuary of your wounded Heart.

I beg of you to present to Jesus Christ, in union with the infinite merits of His Passion and Death, your sufferings at the foot of the Cross, and through the power of both to grant my request: may the innocent of Iraq, now hiding and fleeing in terror, be the full beneficiaries of your Son's beatitudes regarding the Poor in Spirit, those who mourn, and being persecuted in His name, and may God hear your prayers for their deliverance, either into the loving arms of your Son if need be, or out of this time of tribulation and into Love.


holythefirm
3/20/2003 07:34

This prayer is for all the victims of intentional and unintentional consequences of this war on both sides: may they not be harmed, may they be safe and secure, may they not be afraid, and may peace come to them and to us all.


shadex2
3/20/2003 08:43

I pray for Gods protection for his children who call on him and have no means and where to run to.


mbwalz
3/20/2003 10:13

I ask the Universe to hold in light and love all the soldiers and their families, the men, women, and children of Iraq and all others touched by this war.


teale
3/20/2003 10:30

I am not sure of my beliefs...I only know that my heart goes out to the innocents on all sides who are suffering. The only solace I've found is that some faith has been restored by the stance againt the war most religions have shown. Can someone please exlain to me how a man who claims he loves God can commit such a sin against the world?


angelsramongus2
3/20/2003 11:21

Dear GOD,please hear us all in prayer for all the brave men and wemen fighting for this country.for the innocents ,for the wives and husbands of theese brave solders,for their children,for all children.even for that madman over there,i pray for his soul.in jesus name we pray AMEN


LoriB72
3/20/2003 12:51

Dearest Mother and Father,

May our hearts be filled with compassion, our minds be centered and our love be directed toward ourselves, and all others, regardless of race, belief, gender, income, or place in the world.
During this time of strife, may each and every soul take solace in their faith, yet still come together in search of peace. May those missing their loved ones, all of us who ache for the innocents in the middle of this dubious conflict, and those as yet unsure of what is right be comforted and soothed by the infinite love that is ours for the asking.

Make no mistake, there will be consequences to this war waged, however, we need to be mindful to keep ourselves healthy physically, mentally, and spiritually to be able to deal with what is going on in the world, and in our own lives as well.

Please do not let fear cripple you. Remember to be compassionate in your every day affairs, treat everyone you come in contact with as you would prefer to be treated.
We all will get through this unrest, as time will continue to pass unimpeded by everyday events.
Be mindful. Be prayerful. Be yourselves. Be.


hopeforpeace
3/20/2003 13:29

Dear God,
please protect the children on all sides. Please protect all the innocent people in the world. Please unite all in peace.


raymondsmom
3/20/2003 14:53

Dear God,
I pray for the men, women and children of Iraq. They have suffered so much for the decisions of foolish leaders. May God's justice protect them. May God's peace be with them.

I pray for the service men and women deployed in this war, for their families and especially their children. May God's justice protect them. May God's peace be with them.

Mother Mary, pray for us. Saint Jude, pray for us.

Amen.


elsahaydee
3/20/2003 15:09

For all those men and women that found themselves involved in a conflict they never wanted. For those who left their town, their country to defend this nation and fight against the injustice. I hope you remain lighted and peaceful. My soul is there too. Angels are involved with you.
Good morning.


elsahaydee
3/20/2003 15:10

For all those men and women that found themselves involved in a conflict they never wanted. For those who left their town, their country to defend this nation and fight against the injustice. I hope you remain lighted and peaceful. My soul is there too. Angels are involved with you.
God is there also.


darkangel78
3/20/2003 15:31

Loving Father, we ask for your mercy and forgiveness for the ills that we inflict upon one another, especially those we inflict during war, no matter how "just" we think they are. Please keep your angels near all of the soldiers on both sides, who only do as their commanders tell them. But, most of all, please keep your angels near the innocent people of Iraq--women, children, and their faultless husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. Also, we ask you to bring a swift and bloodless end to this war by your mighty and divine power. Help us and our global leaders to find a better way than bloodshed to solve our problems.

In your Holy and Merciful Name,
Amen

Holy Mary, Mother of God pray for us.
St. Francis, pray for us.
St. Hallvard, patron of innocence, pray for us.
St. Elizabeth of Portugal, pray for us.
Amen.


Saila-Anima
3/20/2003 16:29

May the Lord and Lady watch over all those who are hurt by this terrible war, whether they fight for or against Iraq, or whether they are innocent bystanders let them be safe in the arms of the Goddess and let Peace come to all soon


shontay
3/20/2003 16:32

Dear God, I ask that you look after the Iraqi people for we're are aware they are innocent, I also ask that u look after all our troops fighting. I just pray that everything will be fine over here and in Israel as well in fact everywhere. Lord we need you at this time, people are dying,please give comfort to us. In your name I pray. Amen

 
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