Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Time to Pray

Last night I watched the news on the television and was shocked, horrified and stunned at the scenes from around my country, businesses being looted and others burnt to the ground, feral children running amok and laughing at the authorities.
Today I listened to a wide range of suggestions and solutions put forward on how to deal with the ever increasing lawlessness that abounds, from the army taking charge, water cannons and even rubber bullets. The trouble is not limited to this country, it extends from London all the way out to Afghanistan and down to the horn of Africa to mention a few.
Rabi Saul of Tarsis in his writings reminds us that we do not fight against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers. The only way to bring true and lasting peace to this World that we live in is through prayer to the One that created it all in the first place.
So what can I or you do about it? I’m going to pray, the most powerful weapon in existence against evil, remember, as English philosopher Edmund Burke said, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.’ 
What will you do?

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