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In all that we do, as God’s children, it’s never “about me,” but always about God and His righteousness – that He might have all the praise, honor, blessing and glory!

I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore. Psalm 86:12

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17

Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5

Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men! Luke 2:14

So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Luke 11:2

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! Revelation 4:8

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Jesus said in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Romans 5:1 describes the peace we have in Christ:

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…”

The prayer, “Lord Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace,” is attributed to the13th-century friar, Francis of Assisi. Let us pray:

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.

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Many Pakistani people living near the Pakistan /Afghanistan northern border are getting caught in the cross-fire between a government military offensive and Taliban insurgents. A recent e-mail sent on Saturday, May 31, 2009, from the region, talked about the trials and suffering people are enduring:

Abraham came home this morning and we just gave thanks when he got back! He looked tired and exhausted and happy to be home. He was devastated. Not because of the bombs. We know the sounds and impact of those now. But the loss of lives, the aftermath, the tears and the sounds. Apparently it was close to the last attack which brought down the Christian bookshop.

Abraham went to the hospital to see a friend who had shards of glass in the back of his neck and was waiting for doctors to treat him. He was in a pain and hardly able to move. His friend, laid on his stomach with his face in a pillow, clenching his fists to release the pain. A Christian nurse who was his cousin came and attended to him. She told him she was sorry but that there were cases worse than his and the staff were working to their fullest.

While Abraham stood there someone on the next bed touched his leg to get his attention. Abraham turned around to see a white bearded old man who was covered in blood. His leg had been wounded. He was saying something to Abraham who then recognized him as an old mathematics teacher from his boarding school. When he saw his face, his eyes registered recognition but very little else. He wanted water and so Abraham not only went and brought him water, but assured him that he would be in touch with the family and let them know. They were frantic when Abraham called.

Abraham felt that it was so strange, “God took me to see my Christian friend but I ended up caring for a Muslim teacher whose family could not get to the hospital for a long time because of the blocked roads. Now, the teacher who always tried to get me to study the Quran and Islam, thanked me when I left this morning. I sat up with him all night… God took me there for a purpose. I held my friend and his hand, and prayed for them before I left. I was so scared when I was praying for him in case someone saw me. But God led me to be bold. Then he said ‘thank you’ to me and he said ‘Ameen.’”

Please be in prayer for our brother Abraham, his friend, and math professor. Pray for wisdom, protection and safety. But above all, pray for God, our great Healer, to heal and restore their land bringing beauty out of ashes.

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