You can find many things on the internet; information to support or deny most any claim. Oft times we use it for our own advantages to cry out from out tiny blogs and tell the world how we feel. Once in awhile you can find a little gem, and for me, today is one of those days. One of my friends mentioned a site that let you adopt a terrorist — for prayer! Man, it blew me away. Oft times I pray for the situation in the Middle East, the safety of our troops and the salvation of the Muslims and other terrorists. This site allows you the opportunity to put a name on that prayer.
So, today I have adopted my first terrorist. I am not sure how the international community will handle this, and what lines I may be crossing religiously, but since I don’t need his permission or do I have to feed and clothe the guy, the process was pretty easy. The site lets you scroll through the profiles of terrorists and you can post a prayer for them.
My terrorist is Abd al-Aziz Awda. He kind of reminded me of Paul, so I will pray for him in that direction: That God would knock him off his horse that we would lead many to the cross. Here’s his profile:
Role: Palestinian Islamic Jihad Religious Leader
Bio: Born December 20, 1950, in the Gaza Strip next to the world’s largest Palestinian refugee camp, Awda (aka Sheik Odeh) co-founded the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the 1970s as a branch
of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He studied Arab and Islamic studies at a university in Cairo, and has grown to become known as the PIJ’s spiritual leader. Presumed to be operating from the PIJ’s current headquarters near Damascus, Awda orchestrates bombings, murders, extortions, and money laundering.
Now, go take a minute and adopt your own. We need to be praying for their salvation, and God’s mercy on them.