Afghanistan—I’ve heard about it on the news my dad watches. I know the United States has had people working and fighting over there for many years. But, what I didn’t know was how many times there have been wars in Afghanistan. Clear back as far as Darius the Great in the Bible, empires and countries have fought for Afghanistan. Alexander the Great, the Persians, and even Genghis Khan have fought there. There were times the people fought civil wars with themselves.
In 1747, almost 30 years before America became free from Great Britain, a man named Ahmad Shah Durrani pulled a lot of the people together and formed a great empire. But later, there was more fighting. Russia ruled for a while. Then, the Taliban took over. It seems like the people in Afghanistan have never really known peace.
“Dear God, please help the people of Afghanistan to know You. You’re the only one who can bring peace to their hearts and their nation. Please help them serve You and each other instead of fighting. Thank You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”