Do You Pray for Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

Jesus said to “pray for our enemies.” Do you pray for Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev the alleged Boston Bombing suspects?


@MapleAnglican has a valid point and I heard this on my own Facebook page, but to be honest, I find praying for these two very, very difficult.

I am the mother of two sons and I can’t imagine either of them doing anything like this.

When our boys were younger, I would tell my husband, “God help us if we are ever in the news over something our sons did, but if we are and I look into the camera and say ‘what good boys they are’ crack me upside my head!”

It seems impossible to me that my sons could plan to harm people without my knowledge.  Wouldn’t my mother’s heart know they were in trouble? Wouldn’t I see something in their eyes?

No, I can’t imagine my two sons doing anything to harm another soul.

Will I pray for Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev? It’s hard. Had one of my family members been injured in the bombing, I believe it would be nearly impossible for me to pray for those two, but my faith says that I must.

This is the face of a 19 year old boy:

Dzokhar Tsarnaev

This mother’s eyes sees a baby and my heart breaks. So as a mother, I will pray for him.

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