Scripture: “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret — it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.” -Psalm 37:7-9
Prayer: Lord, You are the sovereign God over all creation. In You we live and move and have our being. Every breath we take is a gift of grace from You. Apart from You we can do nothing: all power is in the palm of Your hand.
I lift up the leaders in Baghdad, and I ask that You would deliver them from anger and vengeance. Break the cycle of wickedness that perpetuates itself through anger. Give them the grace to let offenses go, and stamp a spirit of forgiveness on their hearts.
I speak to the men of influence in Baghdad in Jesus name, “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him, do not become angry when wicked schemes succeed. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.”