Saturday, December 30, 2006

a prayer for Saddam

How about everyone offer at least a Hail Mary for the soul of Saddam Hussein? May the Lord have mercy on all of us and deliver us from every form of despotism, political and spiritual.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

At first, I thought it a time of joy when he was hung, but then I remembered our faith in God and perhaps, even he had faith in God (in a very warp way). I indeed will pray for his soul, for we are not judges or I am not The Judge to condemn him. But is it not right to condemn what he did? I pray with all the Church for his soul -- eternity is eternity....after all.

Lisa said...

Sister Anne, I agree. Thank you for the courage to post the prayer request.

Anonymous said...

Re Saddam Hussein and prayers for his soul.....Been there, done that.

Amanda said...

Sis Anne I too feel that prayers are needed for the soul of Suddam and for the world. When I first heard of his death it was via disturbing pictures on the internet. My heart pained for him and all involved. I, like so many, do not like who he was and what he did, but as a fellow human being and sinner (not to his extent but a sinner none the less) I feel that as he meets our Lord for his judgement he needs all the prayers he can get for the Mercy of the Lord and for conversion of his soul. When I saw the news the next thing I did was pray, and then e-mailed many people and communities for pray for Suddam, Catholic and non-Catholic. I feel a strong impulse to do this for him, his family the nation the ones involved his victims their faimlies and over all the world as we have all been impacted by all that has happened. One thing that stands out in my mind was that he had no remorse for what he did here on eather, he though he did right, I fear that he would have the same lack or remose when he meets the Lord - I wonder that for my self for things I have done with the though that it was okay and I had just reason to certian acts things I may not see as sin and met the Lord when my day comes and say "no that wasn't a problem I had". I think about how we all try to cover up sins with excueses like taking bith control, over indulgance in food and alcohol, the excueses of why we didn't attend Sunday Mass, why we took the Lord's name in vain ... and so many. May we see Suddam and his life as an example iof how we do not want to meet or Lord. May we look at our longing to be with Him who is all things as a turning point to see how it is to live a His child and how we must first look at our selves before we condem others - to take the log out of our eye before tring to remove the splinter from another.

This was probly a rant to the next degree but so be it.