Almighty Father Who suffers in the affliction of your children, we call upon You now from the depths of our anxiety and great concern for our countrymen and loved ones who have fallen into the hands of the Nations foes, in the face of the evils that these brave men endure and before the grim burdens they are forced to bear, give them courage and hope, and a never failing confidence in You.
But most of all, 0 God, we ask that the day will soon come when we can all celebrate their release and safe return to their homes and kindred.
Give to all of us who wait and hope in the face of every disappointment the will to persevere in the cause of peace and the wisdom to conquer hate with love and every doubt with a renewed faith in You. Amen.
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Update: March 24, 2011 -- Information posted July 1997