Today, Sunday, a glimmer of hope shines for the release of the Korean hostages of the Afghan Taliban.
Readers inclined to pray are invited to join in prayer for a nonviolent end to this conflict.
Come down with power now, Lord, and cause Your free people to remember these and ALL those who are held in captivity because of bad ideology. Bind us together in the will of Your Spirit and bring us to the place of intelligent prayer. Pass our prayers through the mind of Christ and accept our passionate pleas according to His blessed will for humankind and this generation.
Link to the longer prayer.
Links to details of the story.
Link to Eugene Cho's blog.
Prayer for Peace from the Book of Common Prayer.
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.