HOW I PRAYED FOR

THE KENYAN CAPTIVES IN IRAQ

WHENEVER I HEAR OF A HOSTAGE-TAKING, I reach out to God in prayer. I felt especially impelled to pray when three men from Kenya, my neighboring country, were kidnapped and held hostage in Iraq on July 21, 2004. The three Kenyans were captured, together with three Indians and one Egyptian. All of them were truck drivers employed by a Kuwaiti trucking company.

After the news bulletin came out that day, I just wanted to be alone—alone with God. I wanted to unite in prayer with my captured brothers and the other hostages, their families, and people all over the world who I knew were also praying. Turning to God, I focused on the fact that God keeps us all eternally safe because everyone of us is His beloved child. I prayed to understand more about the safety, protection, and love God has for all that He has created, including the hostages. Since all is under God's dominion, I knew all had to be well.

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