Resolution on Prayer for Peace and Support of Our Troops

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Messengers passed this resolution this morning:

WHEREAS we are grieved by the recent tragedy at Fort Hood; and

WHEREAS we are also grieved by the suffering of all people in times of war; and

WHEREAS we are concerned by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the continued threat of terrorism:

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we encourage Texas Baptists to pray for just and lasting peace for all people; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we encourage Texas Baptists to pray for our President and other leaders as they make critical decisions; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we affirm our men and women in uniform in times of great stress for them and their families; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that we pray for and affirm the work of Baptist military chaplains as they seek to bring hope and encouragement to our armed forces.

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