Those offended by religious sentiment may wish to stop reading.
For the past month I have been praying for the birthers – not for birthers in general, but for a short list of named individuals. I didn’t plan to share the list except to say that I have added SSgt. Daryn J. Moran today.
It may sound condescending for one person to say that they are praying for someone they disagree with, but my petition to God is not for them to “see the light” or to “get what they deserve.” The point of my concern is that those I pray for are not at peace in their lives. They are anxious and they are angry. Those, such as Moran, are in conflict with their families and they are placing themselves in harms way. Being a birther is in many ways its own punishment.
I’m not anticipating any miracle, but it is difficult to respond harshly to someone I pray for. That’s the point. The direct beneficiary of prayer is the one who prays.
Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked,” declares the Lord GOD, “rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?