(Hold the Peace is a daily campaign of prayer through July 2009, to resist the current surge of violence in Baghdad. Please join us.)
Scripture: O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. -Psalms 7:9
Prayer: Lord there is a battle on for the soul of the city and the future of the people. There is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help the people of Baghdad LORD, to prevail against the wicked.
Break the power of revenge, and drive that evil spirit from the city. I stand Lord in the power of forgiveness releasing all who have wronged me, and I extend that grace to a strategic family in Baghdad. Stir within their hearts today an unexplainable grace to forgive, and release the vengeance in their hearts.
Bring together brothers, and sisters, cousins and families, heal the wounds of division in their clan and leave no place for vengeance to dwell. Break the cycle of violence in their history and let this day be a new beginning for them.
Restore their fellowship with one another, and use them Lord to promote peace in their circles of influence. In Jesus name, amen.