Car Bomb Kills Three Outside U.S. Consulate in Iraq's Kurdish Capital

Source: Reuters Online

Story: A Reuters witness heard the blast, which was followed by gunfire and a column of black smoke high above the Ankawa district, a predominantly Christian neighborhood packed with cafes popular with foreigners.

Prayer: Lord of the harvest, you know that our work in northern Iraq is centered in the strategic capital city of Erbil. Our house church planters there minister under difficult and often threatening circumstances. We pray that you will protect and give courage to them, their families, and co-workers. Thank you for sparing them in this most recent attack. For the sake of your kingdom...

Amen.