As the sectarian violence continues in Iraq, hundreds of thousands have fled their homes in search of safety. Reuters (published here by the Washington Post) reports that 1/4 million NEW migrants have filed for refugee status in the past seven months. This number does not count previous refugees or those who have never applied for official refugee status – which is not uncommon, at least in Greece. Please pray for the spiritual and physical well-being of these refugees. Pray that they might find ministries like Helping Hands. Pray for an end to the conflicts and fighting. Please pray for the national leaders – whether you agree or disagree with them. Regardless of politics, this is the time for the church to be the church.

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