Heavenly Father, today we pray for Iraqi Christians. The world has watched as hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled their homes or died for their faith over the past decade. A nation where Christians have lived for thousands of years is wiping out its Christian population, in large part due to ISIS and other Islamic oppressors. Lord, just thinking about ISIS deflates our spirits. What an evil, destructive organization! Lord, impede them on every side. We specifically ask that their work in Iraq weaken and fade away. Please take radical measures to remove the blinders from members’ eyes, so they realize that they are not experiencing power, but embodying evil and leaving marks on history that will bring great shame forever. Convict them to cease their wicked ways. And, Lord, please sustain your remnant in Iraq. Be their shield and rear guard. Feed them from your Word AND make sure they get enough food. May they build lives through which they can serve and love and represent you well, despite the persecution they face. In Jesus’ merciful name we pray, amen.