Scripture: “For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever. Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged before Thee. Put them in fear, O LORD; Let the nations know that they are but men.” -Psalm 9:18-20
Prayer: Righteous God, Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and some day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that You alone are Lord. You have the name that is above every other name, and the whole earth is full of Your glory.
I bring to Your attention the afflicted and needy people of Baghdad: the families and the children who are caught up in the middle of this conflict. Lord, I bring them to Your remembrance, and I say, “Arise, Oh Lord, come to their aid, be their defense, hear their cries, and render Your judgment on their behalf.”
Jesus, do not let man prevail against Your purposes for Baghdad, and Your destiny for its people. Reveal Yourself as the God over Baghdad, create a testimony for Yourself, and let the nations know that they are but men. In Jesus name, amen.