Prayers for those on a mountain

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Shattered, my heart is, these days.

Torn around the edges, as I see and hear stories coming out of Iraq. I feel angry and helpless in the face of such darkness and desperation. I can’t even begin to imagine what life looks like for these people where terror and death reign.

My heart cries out for justice for those hungry, thirsty, terrorized people.  And as the sadness overwhelms my heart, all I can do is pray. But in the face of such a situation, my words fail me. God’s words are the only ones to pray right now.

In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

 I wish I could do more for those who are suffering on that mountain tonight. This post also has a few practical suggestions for ways that we can {possibly} help.

Jesus… you know the deep suffering of those in Iraq this day. I know that You are present there with them. You are in their deep darkness. You are in their fear. Surround them in their darkness so that they might know that they are not alone. Be their comfort and strength.