There is a lot of evil in our world. We could pray simply for the evil to be removed but more than that is needed. The evil grows. We need to remove the seeds, the water and fertilizer that allow the evil to grow. Otherwise like a weed that grows back when pulled from the soil, it will return. Reminds me of crab grass. You pull and pull and you see the runners coming up out of the ground feet from where you are and ……pop!…it breaks but the runner and roots are still there. How do we get rid of it? How do we change that thick, unyielding shaft into the beautiful soft grass we want to see?
Well with grass you have to strip the ground down to below the roots of the crab grass, bring in good soil, till the ground, fertilizer tilled in, plant good seed and water well. Any bits and pieces of grass in the patch of crab grass will be destroyed too.
Now that is the problem! It’s ok with grass to destroy the good grass too but how to do this when the crab grass is evil people and the good grass is those who oppose the evil?
I pray that God will convince the evil people that those who lead them are wrong. God does not want them to kill others in His name! God is love! God is peace! When our prayers reach one that person will reach another until the lawn begins to replace the crab grass.