War and Prayer

It is amazing that such scant attention is being paid to the cost of the war in Iraq at present. In terms of money the costs have now risen above the total cost of the Vietnam War. Todays American babies and toddlers will be paying this bill for many years to come.

But, even more heartbreaking is the cost in American manpower. The death toll is now just short of 2,900, since the war began over 3-1/2 years ago. More than 21,000 have been wounded. Of this number over 9,000 have some form of permanent disability.

God holds up the goal for us the living, as believers, of “a quiet and peaceable life” and to maintain an ongoing attitude of prayer for those in governmental authority (I Timothy 2:1-2).

A combat zone requires great bravery on the part of those conducting combat operations. Many of our dear soldiers and marines do not have a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus. What happens to them should matter a great deal to us.

Whether or not our governmental leaders believe they need prayer is beside the point. They do! God says so! Many of them do not profess the Lord and others who do are confused. Lets do our Christian duty in these dark days.

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