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The nuclear issue, the real call to prayer

Massive demonstrations, allegations of rape and killings in the prisons, and now there is going to be  a stormy discussion over President Ahmadinejad's new cabinet, but all of this could easily become a sideshow as the international community concentrates its mind on Iran going 'nuclear'. France and Germany are calling for tough sanctions, and this week Germany hosts a six nations meeting on the issue; and, most worrying of all are the reports that Israel is ready to launch a massive attack on Iran's nuclear facilities if given the green light by Washington. With China and Russia in the background, and seen to be more sympathetic to Iran, an attack by Israel could provoke a catastrophic meltdown causing suffering on a scale not seen since the Second World War. This is the real call for prayer that must never be forgotten.

Pray for:

  •  Wisdom for Iran's leaders: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei; President Ahmadinejad; Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and especially Saeed Jalilli, the chief nuclear negotiator.
  • Wisdom for Israel's leaders: President Netanyahu; Foreign Secretary Avignor Liebermann; Head of Armed Forces, General Gabi Ashkenazi.
  • Wisdom for other leaders: President Obama (USA), Chairman Hu Jintao (China), President Medvedev (Russia), Prime Minister Brown (UK), Chancellor Merkel (Germany), President Sarkozy (France).