Prayer

What counts?

What counts?

Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness (Matthew 23:28; NLT).

I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold (John 10.16).

My Father’s house has many rooms (John 14:2). 

Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him” (Acts 10:34-5).


Lord,
It’s not what we say we believe
That counts with you, is it?

It’s how we seek you,
How we live,
And how we behave towards others.

It’s everything we think,
And say,
And do –

No matter what name
We call you by,
Or how we worship you.

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Kingdom

Kingdom 

May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10; NLT).

I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit (Matthew 21:43; NLT).

For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17; NLT).

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22; NLT).


Father,
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven.

I pray for peace in every nation,
Self-control in every leader,
Goodness in every person;

Faithfulness in every partnership,
Kindness in every family,
Gentleness in every parent;

Patience in every mind,
Joy in every heart,
And love in every soul.

I ask this in the name of  your dear Son,
Amen.

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Peace

Peace 

I search for peace (Psalm 120:7; NLT).

The LORD will mediate between nations and will settle international disputes. They will hammer their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer fight against nation, nor train for war any more (Isaiah 2:4; NLT)

“ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. And, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ” (Luke 10:27; NLT).


Lord,
I pray for peace and love
In every hawkish, warring mind,
Every bitter, angry heart,
And every damaged, suffering soul,
Throughout your world.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Peace

Peace

If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea (Isaiah 48:18; NIV).

For this is what the LORD says: “I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream” (Isaiah 66:12; NIV).

Lord,
I pray for peace
Throughout the world –
In every heart
And every family,
Between all tribes,
Races,
Faiths
And nations.

May your peace
Flow like a river
Throughout the whole world.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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