peace, prayer, healing, contemplation, oneness, love,

Peace

May your peace reign
Throughout the earth –

The peace that is beyond
All understanding;

And may each order
To make war

Find your love    
Countermanding.

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The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7; NIV).

Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end (Isaiah 9:7; NIV).

He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (Isaiah 2:4; KJV).

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34:14; NLT).

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Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,

Water into wine

He came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine (John 4:46; NLT).

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing (Psalm 30:11; NLT).

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Lord,
You turn water
Into wine,

War
Into peace,

Fear
Into love,

Tears
Into joy,

Sickness
Into health,

And death
Into life.

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Please heal us

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (Isaiah 2:4; KJV).

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Lord God,

Please heal our suffering,
Our sickness,
And our wounds.

Please heal our ignorance,
Our weakness,
And our faults.

Please heal our selfishness,
Our violence,
And our wars.

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Peace

Peace

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, and all your strength (Deuteronomy 6:5; NLT)

Love your neighbour as yourself (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Love your enemies! Matthew 5:44; NLT).

 

Lord,
I pray for peace and love
In every hawkish, warring mind,
In every bitter, angry heart,
And in every damaged, hurting soul –
Throughout our world.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Desecration

He created the earth and everything in it (Isaiah 42:5; NLT).

So God created human beings in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

…those who do evil prove that they do not know God (3 John 1:11; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).


Father,
You create the earth,
And all that’s in it,
Including humankind.

Everything we make
Relies entirely
On the natural resources
You provide.

Yet we desecrate your precious gifts,
Using them to fashion
Instruments of war
That maim and kill.

Lord,
When we do evil,
We prove we don’t know you
At all –
For you are love.

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Mess

This what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool” (Isaiah 66:1; NLT).

“My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are mine” (Isaiah 66:2; NLT).

Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need (Psalm 79; 8; NIV).

Come quickly, LORD (Psalm 40:13; NLT).


Lord,
We’re ruining
Your world –

With our inequality,
Poverty,
And riches;

Our prejudice,
Intolerance,
And hatred;

Our wars,
Torture,
And refugees;

Our pollution,
And our endless exploitation
Of the earth’s finite resources.

Come quickly, Lord, to help us –
Because we’ve shown
That we’re incapable
Of sorting out the mess we’ve made
Without you.

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Hatred

Hatred stirs up conflict (Proverbs 10:12; NIV).

“Love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31; NLT).

“Love your enemies” (Luke 6:27; NLT).

To acquire wisdom is to love oneself (Proverbs 19:8; NLT).

Wisdom is more precious than rubies (Proverbs 3:15; NLT).


Lord,
Hatred is so dangerous.

It turns partners,
Families,
Friends,
And neighbours
Against each other.

It stirs up war –
Tribe against tribe,
State against state,
Faith against faith –
And leads to death.

Help us to overcome our hatred,
Loving our neighbours,
Our enemies,
And even ourselves,
So we may grow in wisdom –
As you desire.

We ask this in Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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