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Heavenly Father, You know what evil lurks in the hearts of men, please give us Your wisdom in defeating our foes.

The Trump administration is not trying to incite a war with Iran. It is trying to prevent Iran from doing something stupid that could lead to a real war. The sanctions that the president has levied on Iran are hurting, and Tehran doesn’t like it.

Iran’s ability to fund surrogates such as Hezbollah has been greatly diminished; as a result, their capacity to do Iran’s dirty work in the area of terrorism has diminished. Iranian oil exports have dropped dramatically, and the impact — as usual — is on the rank and file citizenry rather than the ayatollahs or the senior members of the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Iran’s options are limited, but they are not non-existent. The first option is to enter into serious negotiations with the United States to eliminate its nuclear weapons program and cease its provocative use of terror in the region to further its foreign policy objectives.

Realistically, this isn’t going to happen any time soon no matter how much economic sanctions hurt. Until the Iranian street erupts in protest, the elites in Tehran will attempt to wait the Americans out in hope for an administration more tractable than the present one in Washington. Despite that, the Iranian leadership will continue to attempt to make its displeasure known, but its options for doing so are both extremely limited and dangerous.

The most serious option the Iranians have is to close the Straits of Hormuz. This is highly unlikely as it would represent an act of belligerency. Freedom of the seas has been a “go to war issue” for the United States since 1798, and Iran was the subject of very firm American kinetic action in the mid-1980s when it began attacking oil tankers during the Iran-Iraq War. Worse still, a closure of the straits would severely limit Iran’s already diminished oil exports. That option is extremely unlikely.

(Excerpted from The Washington Times article by Gary Anderson)

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Patricia Moulton
June 10, 2019

Father, we lift us the innocent people of Iran who like the Chinese people are victims of their government’s rules…much like USA in many ways. Help leaders to come to their senses but we know they serve You whether they or we believe it or not. Sometimes we deserve those in leadership but many times we know it is evil. Help all living under evil leaders to pray for their leaders so leaders may be changed. Our grudges and judgments withhold our own freedom. HELP US…help us…help us Father.

John Books
June 9, 2019

Lord, no surprise to you. You know the end, back to the beginning of time. Most of us understand, you put leaders in and take them out at your pleasure. The Iranians do understand the West will react with force, if they attempt to close the strait. Of course, after Obama gave the Iranians a plane load of cash to continue with the advancement of the nuke. It would only be a matter of time before they use it somewhere. Lord, protect our military forces and allied nations in the gulf region who protect and defend what is necessary, and to stop any advancement or edge in technology, which the last administration gave them. We (Issachar) Christians who understand the times, realize time is short for this world, and to continue with our mission(s) you have destined us to complete, before the end of the current age. Amen!

Ken Budz
June 8, 2019

Dear Lord God Almighty please have Your way in this situation. Please help the people to reach out to You. Please help the people as they resist their government. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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