Rev. Wes Mills
“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.”Jimmy Carter
The war in the Middle East is now a month old. Images of the atrocities of war are beamed into our living rooms every day, and we are helpless to do anything.
Almost as disturbing as the images of war, is the rise of antisemitism around the world.
We live in troubling times—and there are no simple solutions to this conflict but rather than despair, we should turn to prayer.
Here are some prayer points:
- Pray for the peace of Jerusalem—Psalms 122:6
- Pray that the Prince of Peace will reign throughout the region
- Pray that the war is contained—and does not become a regional war drawing other nations (i.e. Lebanon, Jordan, Iran) and terrorist groups (i.e. Hezbollah) into the fray
- Pray for the release of the hostages who were captured by Hamas on October 7th
- Pray for the innocent people in both Israel and Gaza—especially the children who are being impacted by the war
- Pray that humanitarian aid would get to the innocent people in need
- Pray for a diplomatic solution
- Pray for the Church in Israel
- Pray for the Church in Gaza
Regardless of how desperate the situation is, remember, God is in control, and He is moving history towards His ends.