[Today’s Prayer] A Historical Opportunity to End a Long War as Afghanistan and the Taliban Plan to Commence Peace Negotiations on September 12th

Peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban will begin in Doha, Qatar on September 12th. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also will be in Doha for the opening ceremony.

The Associated Press (AP) and other foreign media quoted the Taliban and the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 10th, saying, “The long-awaited peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban will be held in Qatar on the 12th.”

The Afghanistan High Commission on National Reconciliation (HCNR) participating in the negotiations tweeted, “We hope this negotiation will lead to permanent peace, stability, and an end to the war.”

Pompeo also made a statement on the same day, saying, “The United States (US) welcomes the announcement that the Afghan peace negotiations will begin on the 12th. This commencement is a historical chance to terminate 40 years of war and violence.

“I urge negotiators to demonstrate the practicality, restraint, and flexibility necessary for the success of this process,” he added. “Afghan citizens and the international community will watch closely, and the US is ready to assist. Now is the time for Afghanistan to finally find peace.”

Then my enemies will turn back
when I call for help.
By this I will know that God is for me.
In God, whose word I praise,
in the Lord, whose word I praise—
(Psalm 56:9-10)

God, You are the Savior of Afghanistan! Thank You for allowing peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban to begin on the 12th.

Lord! Please listen to our prayer, and through these peace negotiations, may the war and bloodshed that has continued in Afghanistan for more than 40 years end! We want the lingering death that has haunted Afghanistan for so long to be removed and replaced by only the things of life!

Through this work, please open all the doors of the gospel that have been blocked by this long war! May Your witnesses from all churches around the world run through those open doors, holding the gospel with joy!

Lord, please help all Afghan souls who are thirsty for truth come to You! Let them praise Your word and rise up as a nation that will even go out to preach Your name among all nations! Amen!

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