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Kidnapped in Iraq

Pray for the Safe Release of the Christian Peacemakers Team Held Hostage in Iraq--Now Threatened With Death

Four members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams were kidnapped in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 26. They are Tom Fox, 54, of Clearbrook, Virginia; Norman Kember, 74, of London, England; James Loney, 41, of Toronto, Canada; and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32, a Canadian living in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Swords of Righteousness Brigade has threatened to kill the men if their demands are not met by Saturday, Dec. 10th. They are calling for the release of all prisoners in U.S. and Iraqi-run detention centers, according to a Dec. 2 al Jazeera broadcast.

Numerous Muslim groups in the Middle East and elsewhere have called for the release of the hostages.

Please send your thoughts and prayers for their safe return.

**Update 3/23/06**

Norman, James and Harmeet have been rescued! Join us in prayers of thanksgiving.

Click here to share your condolonces for their fellow activist, Tom Fox.

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12/8/2005 13:21

Blessed Creator,
We beg for the lives of these peacemakers who are presently held hostage in Iraq. Please may the power of Your love penetrate the hardness of the hearts of those who hold them captive. May Your light eradicate the darkness of their minds. Make Your presence known among all who are present in their environ. Send fourth Your angels to bring peace to this volatile situation. May those who threaten to take the lives of these who are imprisoned, see the pointlessness, wastefulness and inhumanity of taking the life of another. May Your mercy reign, Almighty One; and may the lives of Tom Fox, Norman Kember, James Loney and Marmeet Singh Sooden be spared.
Oh, Father, we humbly pray.

12/8/2005 14:36

Dear Father-Mother God, Please protect, help, and save these kind, innocent people. They are on a mission of love and mercy for all faiths, and the result must be for the good of all. I am knowing the truth that no harm can come to them. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Amen.

12/8/2005 19:20

Dear Lord:
might your Protectionn and mercies surround these Christian peacemakers who are there to only do good and not harm to anyone in the region.Foil the plots of this group who are only plotting to do harm to the eyes of these who see killing as the Answer to their requests.Might they realize that killing is not the Answer to Any dis service which they feel might be being done to them.Permit thy perfect will to be done And might these people be released unharmed.
Oh lord:only you know what has happened to the other Captive which they Have Already said they have murdered.Lord,I pray this not be true ,but if it should be; Be with that young Mans family and grant them comfort that only you can give at this time And help these Captors to realize their demands are not going to be met.
Just let thy perfect will remain Supreme and oever all and PleaseLord;Hasten the Day when America may be able to leave Iraq .Thank you Lord foir what you are going to do.In thy Name amen.

12/8/2005 20:07

Please pray for this mother who just lost her child through a tragic accident. He was killed while playing with a gun. Lord I ask that you touch her mind and her heart. To loose a child can be devastating and you feel that a part of you have been taken away.
Lord comfort her in her time of grief and the family, that they will look up to the hills which cometh their help, that help comes from the lord who made the Heavens and the earth.

12/8/2005 23:31

Great Mother Goddess/Father God,

Plz protect these ur children as they try to promote a peaceful world for ppl of all faiths. Put mercy and empathy into the hearts of their captors, that they might c that violence only begets more violence, and that by letting their captives go, they are doing more to praise and serve u than they would by harming them. I ask that u put ur peace into the captives hearts, and know that even in this darkest of hours, you have not abandoned them.

this is my prayer, so mote it be.

12/9/2005 01:52

I am concerned this patently unjust action may be evidence of agent provocateurs in theatre stirring up anti-arab propoganda for the war and continued US occupation of Iraq.

I pray the CIA refrains from provoking mis/disinformation black operations in the name of Silly WRong Briggands to further aggravate east-west, arab-christian relations.

Everyone knows these Christian Peace-Makers place themselves in harms way to protect Iraqis from harm. The only ones bothered are agent provocateurs. Pray we can all reflect on the bother.

12/9/2005 06:43

Heavenly Father, We lift up the four captured peacemakers. Throught you all things are possible. These men are willing to give their live for you. We ask that you put your lovings arms of protection around them and keep them safe. We pray that they will know your peace and love in this very tryig time. Help us, Father to do what is right in this war. Give us strength and courage to face each day as it comes. Be with the families of all that serve and give them peace. Forgive us of our sins and be with us through this day. Let our lives be an example for others. In you name we pray. Amen

12/9/2005 08:06

Dear Lord, Please watch over these Christian Peacemakes and please return them safely to their families and loved ones. Please let the ones who took them feel shame in what they have done and realize they need to release them to freedom. I pray in your name AMEN

12/9/2005 08:15

Dear Lord,
How hard to try to understand evil. You are the giver of all that is good. Please send yor angels to protect and liberate your messengers. I ask for this in Jesus name, Amen.

12/9/2005 08:23

Dear Heavenly Father, I humbly come to you this morning to pray for our Christian Peacemakers. Lord, Protect them, let your peace enter their bodys Lord and help them. Send your precious Holy Spirit to comfort them Father. Be with their family's Lord, Let them know that you are in charge and you have all the answers. Send your Holy Angels to surround the Peacemakers and their familys and protect them. Hold them in your mighty arms Father. Thank you Sweet Jesus, Lord of my life for answering our prayers. In your precious Name I pray, AMEN

12/9/2005 08:35

Blessed Mother, these four innocent men were supposed to be murdered on your Feast Day, the Immaculate Conception (8th). At that time I asked for your glorious intercessionary prayers on your Feast Day tha it would not happen.
Once again I am humbly asking for your intercessionary prayers to your Son, Our Lord and Saviour, that they will not be murdered on the new date set, but rather may your Son's mercy touch the heart of their captives and allow them to go free. Thank you beautiful Lady and thank You dear sweet Lord for answered prayers.

12/9/2005 10:28

Lord Jesus we ask in your name that you protect and keep all harm and danger from those that were captured, please Lord you said that no weapon that is formed against us shall not perish. I ask for safety and that they be returned without harm. Send your angel of mercy to them giving them peace in this time of their storm, contentment and grace be abound all around them in Jesus name we pray Amen

12/9/2005 10:56

Dear God I come to you humbly but boldly to the throne of grace. Forgive me of all my sins, known and unknown. Let all of you and none of me as I ask your holy spirit to continue to dwell within me. God we pray for the peace makers and all the other hostages in Iraq. God we summons your angels right now in the name of Jesus to put an armor of protection around them and cover them with the blood of Jesus. Protect them from all harm, evil and death. Bring them safely home to their family and love ones. God your word declares that we must keep peace (Psalms 34). God we thank you for hiding the peacemakers and others in your pavillion in the secret of your tabernacle. We thank you for your covering and your protection. We thank you for your grace and mercy. God we thank you for your love and gentle kindness. We pray for the family of the hostages. May you strengthen, comfort and encourage them to continue praying and leading towards you. God we know that there is nothing to hard, big, huge or greater than you. You are all good and powerful. We pray your riches blessings upon the hostages, their family and love ones, and the soliders in Iraq. We also pray for world peace and that every woman, man, boy, girl and child in this world would start to love one another and that we would see Christ in each and every man that we meet in Jesus' precious name. God your word declares that we are made in the image and likeness of you (Genesis 1:26). So, God please send your holy spirit to Iraq so the peacemakers can be released unharm and in one peace and that there would be an end to this war in the mighty name of Jesus, Christ, Amen.

12/9/2005 10:59

Heavenly Father, we come to you asking that you would intervene in the situation in Iraq involving Tom Fox, Norman Kember, James Loney and Marmeet Singh Sooden. We ask that they would be released from captivity to return home safely. There is none above you Father God and we know that you hear every prayer that has been said regarding this situation. We ask Lord that your mercy be extended to these people and their families and give them your peace and strength as they go through this time. We pray this in Jesus holy name. Amen.

12/9/2005 11:11

Deliverance from Enemies
O Lord, you will hear the desire of the
meek; you will stengthen their heart, you will incline your ear to do justice
for the orphan and the oppressed, so that those from earth may strike terror
no more. Psalm 10 vs 17-18
Father God, In Jesus name put your angels of protection all around Tom Fox, Norman Kember, James Loney, Harmeet Singh Sooden just as you did for the 3 Hebrew boys. You're the same
God, Now and Forever and You can Deliver, in Jesus name, thank you and Amen.

12/9/2005 11:24

loving creator, deliver these servants.


12/9/2005 12:11

Dear Lord, I pray for those Christian peacemakers and all other Christians who may be in harms way trying to spread the Gospel. Please change the hearts of these captors and help them to see what they are doing is wrong. Please give these Christians continued guidance, strength and daily comfort. Please lead them home safely and healthy. In Jesus name, Amen.

12/9/2005 21:14

Dear Lord, please help these peacemakers get home. Help change these criminal's ideas of harm and show their hearts to you and your mercy. I pray you give them peace during this ordeal. In Jesus' name, Amen.

12/9/2005 21:17

Dear God i join with all the others to pray that the lives of these people will be preserved. God i know i am not worthy but you are a merciful God and so i come humbly before you pleading for these souls.Lord they have undertaken to do your will so i pray that you will keep them safe for your honor and glory. Yet not my will but thine be done in JESUS name, AMEN.

12/10/2005 01:19

Dear Lord Our God, Merciful Father and Protector of Life,

As it is now probably about the time when the terrorists threatened to kill these workers, I pray to You, Mighty Lord, for their protection...Tom and Norman and James and Harmeet, Lord, please bless and protect them all from death, let them be released and please Lord, do not have (or have had) them be killed by these terrorists; let them go free that they may survive and continue Your Blessed Work of kindess and charity to those in need. And Lord, please bless all their loved ones through these difficult times, and all others affected in such ways by the war, and all involved, even the terrorists; and Lord, please bless all things for the best, and thank You for all.

Please protect these people, and thank You if You have; In Jesus' Name, Amen.

12/10/2005 08:46

I pray to God to send mercy to the 4 hostages in Iraq, to free them and to bring peace into our suffering world.

12/10/2005 12:17

Father God, I come to You now in the precious Name of Jesus, asking for You to move Your swift and mighty hand to release those, who are working in Your Name, immediately from captivity. Please send Your angels to shield and protect them all from hurt, harm, and danger. Please allow them all to return home safely to their loved ones. Thank You. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.

12/13/2005 15:15

Most Gracious Heavenly Father above,Please release these vessels of Thine!Help them through this trial.Them and there families and there friends.Help them to over come by Thy sweet Peace,Sweet Jesus!Help them to perservere.Take those that done such an awful thing to them, Bless them by Thy hand! Return to the kidnappers and terrorists what they did to there neighbors-Thy children!Praise You Father for all you do to protect Your children Father!You wrap us Thy children with Thy wings and protect us as Jehovah Nissi You are!Praise You Our Jehovah Jireh Praise You!!!In Jesus mighty name!!!AMEN!!!!

12/22/2005 23:13

God, you gave us ALL the ability to love and be loved. I pray for these kidnappers - that they allow you - as they understand you - into their hearts to be filled with love and compassion which must have been shown to them at some point in their lives, even if only for a brief moment-I believe everyone is touched by love & deeply yearns to be loved. May they see that Tom, Norman, Jim and Harmeet are not all that different from their captors. Help these captors to see that holding others hostage is heartbreaking - for the hostages as well as for their captors.

I believe the CPTers have Your love wrapped securely around them and their captors do as well. Please, Dear God find a way in so that all feel the warmth of Your love and I believe that warmth can melt the anger and undo the binds to set them ALL free. Amen.


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