Why Muslim and Christian Leaders are Praying for the Gunman Behind the Christchurch Terror Attack

Above: (L) Farid Ahmed of the Al Noor Mosque and Christchurch Anglican Bishop, Rev Peter Carrell. (Sources: Screen shot, BBC, and NZ Anglican Life)

By: Clare Bruce

In a show of unlikely grace, some Muslim and Christian leaders alike are praying not only for the faith community, but also for the Australian gunman who carried out Friday’s horrific terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Pray Because You Need To

By: Dr Eliezer Gonzalez

Pray because you want to, not because you’ve been told to! About ten years ago, my doctor told me that I had a serious health problem, and that if I didn’t address it, I would be in a wheelchair in a few years. He told me that I needed to change my diet and exercise regularly. At the time, I was feeling very unwell, so I was highly motivated to follow his instructions. I did it because I had to. Within a year, my health problem had cleared up. Then I stopped the exercise.

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