Things that Go BUMP in my Mind

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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Do you pray?

If you do, you are no doubt praying for the frightened and suffering people of London right now. But, are you also praying for the people responsible for the bombings? Whatever prompted them to do this--hate, fear, wrath, envy, etc.--surely was not put in their hearts by God, but by someone else entirely.

These people, whoever they are, are in need of God's mercy every bit as much as the rest of us. God is not willing that even one should be lost, so should we not pray for our brothers and sisters who have hurt and frightened us? Should we not pray for their hearts to be softened, for the love and mercy of God to wash over them and restore them to Him? If we want peace, should we not pray for our enemies?

Of course we should, and I hope that you will.

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