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An Iraqi Soldier
Every Mother's Son


A mother in Tennessee is awake in the dark of night, worrying about her son in the US army...

...A mother in Baghdad is awake in the dark of night, worrying about her son in the Iraqi army. An anxious young American soldier huddles inside a tent taking cover from a sandstorm. An anxious young Iraqi soldier huddles inside a tent taking cover from a sandstorm. The American boy joined the army because it was the only way he could escape poverty and provide for his family. The Iraqi boy joined the army because it was the only way he could escape poverty and provide for his family. The American wonders whether an Iraqi bullet will end his life; will he ever see his child again? The Iraqi wonders whether an American bullet will end his life; will he ever see his child again? God, please protect the sons and daughters of American & Iraqi mothers who are swept to their fate by the leaders of the nations. I especially pray for the soldiers of Iraq who probably have no choice but to fight. Jesus you said love your enemy and pray for those who curse you. God, have mercy on every mother's son.
 
anamchara -3/27/2003
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resonance
3/27/2003 11:44

Help us not to hate each other, but to hate the appetites and disorders in our own souls which are the causes of war.


episcopalian
3/27/2003 11:50

O God, the Father of us all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


lindisfarne
3/28/2003 16:57

Rulers of earth, give ear!
Will you not justice show?
Will God your pleadings hear
while crime and cruelty grow?
Do justly, love mercy,
walk humbly with your God.


Blshnangl
3/28/2003 23:23

I can not pray for one without praying for all,as it is not I who will judge your heart and soul. To all of you out there I pray that you may make it home to see your children and yor loved ones, may the children involved in this war please be taken care of, they have done nothing wrong. Father Above Please watch over all of my brother's and sister's , give them strength of mind, soul and heart, give them courage to face each day with renewed zeal. May their health strong and their wisdom quick. Love to all and Blessings Every where they are needed. Carol


bkusha
3/29/2003 04:44

"O my God! O my God!
Unite the hearts of Thy servants, and reveal to them Thy great purpose.
May they follow Thy commandments
and abide in Thy law.
Help them, O God, in their endeavor, and grant them strenght to serve Thee. O God! Leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge, and cheer their hearts by Thy love.
Verily, Thou art their Helper and their Lord.
- Baha'u'llah
(Compilations, Baha'i Prayers, p. 203 )


shaner
3/29/2003 19:49

Father, all of us are your children. Let us all learn with Your Son's help to not let hatred or revenge enter our hearts, let Your peace be in each of our hearts where peace begins, and then spread to all, help us to bring down the divisions in the world, and bring comfort to every mother right now who's son or daughter is in peril. I ask this through Your Son, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus, Amen.


grizzly_rr
3/30/2003 10:17

Dear Lord please bless all the soldiers and their families which are involved in this war, not only americans but iraquis and muslim.


LotusOfTheHeart
4/1/2003 02:06

Love thy neighbor as thyself. Love your enemies and pray for those who curse you. Gless those that curse you.

Dear God in Heaven, soften our hearts to feel compassion and mercy towards everyone involved in this war. Remove from our hearts all hatred, fear, anxiety, tension, jealousy, and blasphemy, for those things are what has caused every conflict since the beginning of time. Let us abide in peace and create a world free from fear.


claretremper
4/1/2003 14:05

May the God and the Goddess protect all who are in harms way in Iraq. May the soldiers and the civilians of Iraq find the strenth to get through this time of violence and to be able to look forward to a life of peace. May all the children, who are our future, be saved from the horror. I pray for peace for all very soon.


lightseeker2
4/2/2003 15:38

Merciful Father-Mother God, In your mercy hear our cries for peace. Help us to look at one another as brothers and sisters, not as enemies. May this war end soon. Amen


Holdon2yourfaith
4/6/2003 12:12

At dawn let me hear of Your kindness,
For in You I trust. Show me the path I
Should walk, for to You I entrust my life.
Teach me to do Your will, for You are
my God. May Your kind spirit
guide me on ground that is level. For
Your name’s sake, Lord, give me life; in
Your justice lead me out of distress.

Psalm 143:8, 10-11


Amir¨ˆRamadan
11/14/2004 14:01

Allahu Ackbar!

There is only one God. All others are nonexistant. May the one true God guide and protect whom he will.

Alhamduilah!


roryheather
1/16/2006 20:33

To the Lord and Lady,
Please watch over all the people this war affects. After all, we are simply people, with different beliefs and skin, but the blood that courses through every vein in every human was put their by a higher power, and, so therefor ALL are our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. Please watch over us all in this troubled time, and for those most affected, let them feel the love of their brethren from around the world, and by You, with every breath they take.

Also a special prayer to those few in Pakistan that were bombed for no reason they know of. Their confusion and sorrow is ours to, We in America have felt what they are now feeling.
Blessed Be


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