I am sure it is still a front page item in the USA. Yesterday, three more US soldiers were killed. Two when an Iraqi soldier opened fire on them at Ghazlani Training Centre and the third soldier was killed in a separate incident but details, so far, are being witheld.
Of course, 'our' troops are, largely out of the arena of warfare but, even so, we need to be reminded of the trials that are still taking place and we need to pray for a cessation of the violence against Allied troops.
|The war continues in Iraq|
We can offer our support to Allied troops and to those suffering from these persecutions by praying for a cessation of aggression -
O God, Who bringest wars to nought and shieldest by Thy power all who hope in Thee, overthrowing those that assail them; help Thy servants who implore Thy mercy; so that the fierce might of their enemies may be brought low and we may never cease to praise and thank Thee. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one world without end. Amen