Prayers for Peacemakers, March 20, 2013

 Epixel* for March 24, 2013

 

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, order your disciples to
stop." He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out."
-Luke 19:39-40

*epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and appearing with
a text from the upcoming Sunday's Revised 
Common Lectionary readings.

Photo: Al Jazeera village near Ramadi. In November 2003 US soldiers entered this
home 
from two sides and ended up killing each other. Surviving soldiers then 
went to the front of the house and killed Iraqi villagers being detained there.
helicopter and tank finished off the house. Bullet holes through the car are
visible. 
As of February 2004 US authorities had not compensated the family.

Prayers for Peacemakers, March 20, 2013

Lord, renew among your war-weary people the gifts of lamentation in the face of wrong, sharing in suffering, partnering with all who stand in and for peace and good, and offering oneself to protect from harm anyone branded as "enemy".

Related story: IRAQ: Ten years of lamentation, partnering and action