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& Action for Peace in the Congo, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq
by Jim McGinnis, inspired by
his new book
continue to pray and act for peace around the globe this week, in solidarity
especially with the women and children of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and
the eastern war zone of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where Secretary
of State Hilary Clinton is traveling today, please consider forwarding this
weekly prayer & action request to your networks.
1. There has been so much suffering described in the NY Times the past week
and so many people have asked for our prayers for peace in their countries
that I have included several different areas of focus below.
2. The full prayer page on “Praying for Peace in the DR Congo” (pp.
52-53) is attached.
Stories & Icons for Our Prayers
1. With the violence escalating in Afghanistan in advance of the
presidential election on August 20, I found the work of Greg Mortenson
building schools especially for girls in both Afghanistan and Pakistan
tremendously encouraging. His book THREE CUPS OF TEA is a “must read.” See
about his work.
2. Rev. Riaz Mubarak in Pakistan has asked for our prayers for the small
Christian communities attacked severely last week,
described in the NY Times with iconic photos for our prayers, plus the
statement of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
photos & story on the destruction of an Iraqi village compels our
peace in the DR of the Congo & for all people & nations
give your people the hope and reason to live for tomorrow instead of
surviving for today. Lord, give them your strength and comfort for the
challenges of today. Finally, Lord, give them your everlasting peace for
tomorrow and forever. And help us be the instruments of your peace in our
own communities as we pray and work in solidarity with the people of the
Congo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and throughout Your world.
Action Suggestions - Consider joining the efforts of
1. Greg Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute’s
work of building schools especially for girls in Afghanistan & Pakistan and
its “Pennies for Peace” program that children can support, especially as
they go back to school. Child-to-child and school-to-school solidarity
efforts are an important step in combating terrorism.
2. the Women for
Women’s international campaign –
“Crisis in the Congo: War
Against Women” where you can also see the 4:26 minute YouTube
video detailing the crisis and how Women for Women is helping and how we can
help as well,
Woody Collins and his Congo
Helping Hands ministry.
Order a copy of
Praying for Peace Around the Globe
or call 1-800-833-0245.