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Lebanon Prayer: Naturalization

God,

All men need a country. All must work to live.

Their dignity dependent. Your will from Eden on.

But amid contradictions some exploit the cracks that appear in the system and put risk the whole.

Weapons or oxygen?

The choice itself speaks.

News must be reported. Faithfulness and truth.

Sympathy, not bias. Justice, your concern.

But some want to silence while others combine their activist spirit with paper and pen.

Cannabis or coverage?

Which flag was rightly waived?

The worth of lollars doubled. The dollar rose in kind.

It helped the locked deposits. Inflation robs them all.

But can any policy balance the needs of the impoverished citizen and financial health?

Macro or micro?

Failure, apart.

God give Palestinians their every right. Marshal the people upon their behalf.

But Lebanese also are squeezed in their struggle. Suffering, scarcity—solidarity still.

Protect the freedom to tell the hard stories. Expose selfish interest and violence for cause.

Provide all provisions for the newly made poor. Set right the nation for all who reside.

Do not let wrong be naturalized. It has for far too long.

East of Eden there is sin. Let your grace overpower.

Amen.


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Lebanon Prayer places before God the major events of the previous week, asking his favor for the nation living through them.

It seeks for values common to all, however differently some might apply them. It honors all who strive on her behalf, however suspect some may find them.

It offers no solutions, but desires peace, justice, and reconciliation. It favors no party, but seeks transparency, consensus, and national sovereignty.

How God sorts these out is his business. Consider joining in prayer that God will bless the people and establish his principles, from which all our approximations derive.

Lebanon Prayer places before God the major events of the previous week, asking his favor for the nation living through them.

It seeks for values common to all, however differently some might apply them. It honors all who strive on her behalf, however suspect some may find them.

It offers no solutions, but desires peace, justice, and reconciliation. It favors no party, but seeks transparency, consensus, and national sovereignty.

How God sorts these out is his business. Consider joining in prayer that God will bless the people and establish his principles, from which all our approximations derive.


Sometimes prayer can generate more prayer. While mine is for general principles, you may have very specific hopes for Lebanon. You are welcome to post these here as comments, that others might pray with you as you place your desires before God.

If you wish to share your own prayer, please adhere to the following guidelines:

1) The sincerest prayers are before God alone. Please consult with God before posting anything.

2) If a prayer of hope, strive to express a collective encouragement.

3) If a prayer of lament, strive to express a collective grief.

4) If a prayer of anger, refrain from criticizing specific people, parties, sects, or nations. While it may be appropriate, save these for your prayers alone before God.

5) In every prayer, do your best to include a blessing.

I will do my best to moderate accordingly. Thank you for praying for Lebanon and her people.

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