Monday, May 4, 2009

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

I first heard of this documentary through Bob Herbert’s column in the New York Times—January 31, 2009. It was entitled: A Crazy Dream

A woman in Liberia tells about a dream she had. In the dream she was told to organize the women in her church to pray. This spread to other churches and eventually Muslim women joined. They not only prayed for peace but they were led in other peace initiatives and demonstrations. Prayer gave them courage, strength and guidance. These women were determined and very brave in this country of such violent civil war—little boy soldiers, rape and unspeakable horror.

As a result of the efforts of these women the tyrannical president, Charles Taylor had to go into exile and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in as the first woman ever elected president of an African country. Charles Taylor is now being tried for war crimes—he gave money to Serre Leone rebels with their little boy soldiers in exchange for diamonds.

This documentary has received many awards including The Profiles of Courage Award. It is inspirational and encourages us in the power of prayer. The documentary is being shown in many places around the world--people can arrange to show it.