At the beginning of the year 2016, we were commissioned to pray for the world. Love, Hope and Peace is the charge. Six months in, and we have heard of scores of murders and all sorts of atrocities, on a global scale. We can choose to follow the charge and believe for change; or we can continually shift our focus to the terrible news reports of terror and fear. I recommend that we continue to pray, unceasingly, with great fervency and determination to see the invisible good, even amidst the illusions of chaos with its temporary disorder.
“And so, in the wake of the Istanbul’s bombing, I pray. I pray thanksgiving for the lives of the innocent dead. Strength comfort and healing for their relatives and friends. And reiterate the charge of love, hope and peace for the rest of us.”
While the killers are strategizing their next move to steal kill and destroy lives, I am hereby advocating a movement to protect, preserve and save lives. We might not all be able to perform the great action of actually stopping further murders, but, at least, we can all play a part. If individuals would think of a country, and pray (an intentional thought for safety) for the people of that country, we would soon create ‘an intentional quota of goodwill’ for the preservation of dignity for the human race, where the safety and value for life is upheld, and permeates the whole world.