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A moment of prayer at the brink of war

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Looks like today may be the day - or at least tonight. According to Bush's speech yesterday we have (finally) arrived at the moment of truth.

I thought this may be a good time to stop and think about all the people involved. All over our region, men, women and children will be expecting the sound of the sirens tonight. I am also keeping in my prayers the brave soldiers of the US, the UK and any other countries that will end up joining the war effort. My heart goes out to them - I thank them and salute their bravery - and above all I pray that they will all return safely home to their families.

On a personal note - I am dreading tonight and the coming weeks. I hope and pray Israel will not be effected (I'm sorry if this sounds selfish). I'm listening to the radio constantly the the thought that I might suddently hear the special cue they use to tell the sirens operators to run the sirens (that comes on the radio) just freaks me out.
post #2 of 38
Anne my heart goes out to you This is a terrifying time for everyone, and especially you. Please stay safe, you and your family will be in my thoughts.
post #3 of 38
As I read your post Anne, my heart aches for you and all of your people there. War is such a terrible thing.

I hope and pray that casualties will be to a minimum, all over the region. And I hope and pray that all of the soldiers from the US, UK, and other coalition nations return home safely in a timely manner.

Love to you Anne, and your family. Stay safe.
post #4 of 38
All my prayers to all involved!

Anne i am worried for you. I cant imagine what that is like. Must be terrifying.

stay safe
post #5 of 38
I, too, hope this is over soon. war is the last thing i want. it is heartbreaking thinking about this.
my heart goes out to you anne, please stay safe.
this brings to mind, the song 'Imagine' by John Lennon....

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.
post #6 of 38
Nice post Kellye. Thank you.
post #7 of 38
Last night I was telling Rob about the Purim celebrations and how gas masks were being incorporated into the celebrations. It is very sad that in this century we're still having to bring such a negative symbol into what would normally be a happy occasion. Will it ever end?

Thank you for sharing parts of your life with us. It's a reality check that we all will take straight to our hearts. You and your family are in my thoughts!

post #8 of 38
My thoughts are with everyone affected as well. The soldiers, their families, the citizens of Iraq and surrounding countries, and especially you and your family Anne. I hope this is as quick and decisive as the previous Gulf War, and I hope even more that Saddam doesn't do something extraordinarily stupid like use those chemical and biological weapons he says he doesn't have.
post #9 of 38
Sorry Anne, hope nothing happens to you or your loved ones, provided that any of those people you know arn't corrupt.

eh... I'm in a really peeved mood this morning.
post #10 of 38
anne - on ash weds we had a day of prayer and fasting. i couldn't stop thinking about you and isaac and ron all day. i continue to pray for you and you family and friends' safety.

i don't think you are selfish in the least for asking for mercy on isreal. you are a normal human being hoping for a good life for your family. your safety is important to you and us.
post #11 of 38
You're not selfish, Anne. Its perfectly normal, to want to look out for yourself and your family. With all that's going on, in your part of the world, I'd be surprised, if you weren't anxious.

Keep safe.
post #12 of 38

I sit here and reflect back to the many months where you and I have shared an electronic friendship. I remember the first time that you told me about a blast that shook your home and how scared I was waiting with you,a world away while you awaited word of your hubby's arrival. You have joked with me over this from time to time, even telling me that you wrote on your calendar for this day that war will arrive.

The terror is real, the laughter does not hide it much. It is a good mechanism though to deal with what the mind does not want to comprehend. You keep telling me that you are safe, in an area where you do not believe you will be reached. I pray this is so, but I pray also for your countrymen who can be reached by Saddam's vengenace. I was praying for a peaceful resolution, but madmen know no peace- my father says that a lot.

Please know a ton of prayers follow you now and I am so honored to call you friend.
post #13 of 38

I truly hope that no Israelies are harmed by what now seems to be inevitable, war. You, your family, as well as of the citizens in your country are in my thoughts.

I would also like to tell those who may have sons, daughters, husbands or wives involved in this massive military action that my thoughts are for a speedy end to this.

Let's just hope that we (the U.S. & Britian) can affect the desired change in Iraq with minimal loss of life, both Military and civillian..

To those who serve, Fair winds and following seas..... godspeed.

U.S.N. (Ret)
post #14 of 38
Anne, I'm new here but feel I should say something. I was just watching my news and it just highlighted Israel and how the are bracing for the war because in the gulf war they were hit with a bunch of scud missles. I don't know you to know what you believe, but I honestly will pray for your safety.. (one cat lover to another)
post #15 of 38
I wish I had the wisdom to know if this is really necessary. I am praying for you and your family, Anne, and all of those affected by what seems to be inevitable. God bless all the young men who are in the armed services, and all the innocents in the countries involved. I pray that this is over quickly-or that we somehow avoid it.
post #16 of 38
Anne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you all get safely through this.

Kellye, thanks for posting that song.
post #17 of 38
Anne....you and your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope Israel is not affected by this war....my prayers are with everyone who will be affected by this...it is so sad it had to come down to this.
post #18 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! Saddam just said no to Bush's ultimatum, but I guess they'll wait until Thursday. A couple of hours ago we were instructed to prepare a sealed room and get the supplies. We're going "war shopping" this evening - I hope it won't be too crowded
post #19 of 38
Originally posted by Anne
A couple of hours ago we were instructed to prepare a sealed room and get the supplies. We're going "war shopping" this evening - I hope it won't be too crowded

What do you say at a time like this? Anne, you know you and everyone involved have our hearts and prayers. In situations like these, my reality is so far from yours and I wish that I could offer you more than words on a screen.

post #20 of 38
Yeah no guff- I wish I could just reach through the computer screen and pull the whole family to safety here with us- inlcuding the in-laws...
post #21 of 38
Anne....God bless you and keep you and your whole family safe.

This is so sad...........

Prayers going out to all the innocent people that have to live in fear every moment. My heart reaches out to all of you in hopes of providing some comforting thoughts.

Stay safe...
post #22 of 38
Anne, you, your family, our friends, and all of Israel are in our prayers.

I agree with Kass and Mary Anne - I wish there were more to do than just pray.
post #23 of 38
Anne - you and all people in the middle east are in my prayers! I pray for safety and a fast resolution to this conflict.
post #24 of 38
I'm praying for your safety, Anne, and that this may be one of the shortest and most bloodless wars on record.
post #25 of 38
Anne, Ted and I are praying for all of the people involved in this please try and stay safe.Lets hope it is over soon.
post #26 of 38
Originally posted by Jeanie G.
I wish I had the wisdom to know if this is really necessary.
Well said, Jeanie. Anne, please stay safe.
post #27 of 38
I just wanted to keep this positive, prayer thread going.....

sending out prayers to all today....
post #28 of 38
Originally posted by Whisker's mom
I just wanted to keep this positive, prayer thread going.....

Positive practices over negative ones anytime........
post #29 of 38
Definately time for prayers....
post #30 of 38
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