Heavenly Father, we grieve the attack on a Khost province mosque during Friday prayers. We are devastated when people attack a house of worship. We pray for this community as they process the tragic loss of 26 Afghan troops and the wounding of 50 more as they sought God. We pray for the entire nation of Afghanistan, still recovering from the suicide attack on religious scholars that killed at least 55 people in Kabul just three days ago. We pray for the truth to come out about both of these attacks, and that the perpetrators will be apprehended and punished. We also pray for a reprieve of violence in Afghanistan. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.