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Have no fear

Have no fear of fire and earthquake, 
Nor the rising tidal swell –
I am with you, and I love you;
Trust in me; all will be well. 

Have no fear of drought and famine,   
Nor the plague that makes life hell –
I am with you, and I love you;
Trust in me; all will be well. 

Have no fear of man’s betrayal, 
Nor the falsehoods people sell –
I am with you, and I love you;
Trust in me; all will be well. 

Have no fear of persecution, 
Nor the lonely prison cell –
I am with you, and I love you;
Trust in me; all will be well. 

Have no fear of war and bloodshed, 
Nor the blast of bomb and shell –
I am with you, and I love you;
Trust in me; all will be well. 

Have no fear of signs from heaven,  
Nor the stories some will tell –
I am with you, and I love you;
Trust in me; all will be well. 

Hurry, Lord! Take back my spirit;
Carry me to where you dwell –
You love me, and I love you, Lord;
We are one, so all is well. 

 

References

For the basis of this prayer, see Luke 21:9-36; NLT. 

They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord (Psalm 112:7; NLT).

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared (Proverbs 3:25-6; NIV).

Obey me, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. Do everything as I say, and all will be well! (Jeremiah 7:23; NLT).

Then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NLT).

The Lord my God has given me peace on every side; I have no enemies, and all is well (1 Kings 5:4; NLT).

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Your kingdom’s come

 

Lord,
When we serve and follow 
Your dear Son,
We live in heaven on earth –
Your kingdom’s come.

Lord, 
When we love our foes
The war is won;
We live in heaven on earth –
Your kingdom’s come. 

Lord,
When we accept
Your will be done,
We live in heaven on earth –
Your kingdom’s come.

Lord,
When we love you,
Becoming one, 
We live in heaven on earth –
Your kingdom’s come.

 

References

Follow me (Luke 9:23; NLT).

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

Your will be done (Matthew 6:10; NLT).

The Kingdom of God is already among you (Luke 17:21; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

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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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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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