Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Wednesday 20 June 2012
Daily Prayer - Wednesday 20 June 2012
Three men have been convicted in relation to the siege at a Baghdad church in October 2010 and sentenced to the prescribed penalty for terrorism. In the bloodiest incident of anti-Christian violence in Iraq since 2003, armed militants took around 100 worshippers hostage during an evening service on 31 October 2010; over 50 hostages, police and terrorists were killed in the ensuing battle with the security forces. An al-Qaeda affiliated group claimed responsibility for the attack. Give thanks that the murderers have been brought to justice, and pray for Christians who are still recovering from injuries and trauma after that terrible day. Pray too for an end to attacks on Christians in Iraq.