THEME: GOD’S PERFECT PEACE
“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
-Peace is a precipitate of reconciliation. In Matthew 5:43-44 Jesus says that; “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” The love of God is the catalyst as well the foundation that causes reconciliation and therefore peace. Both of these form the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is through the enablement of the Holy Spirit; who helps us to love one another, and most importantly our enemies. Since each one has a will, it is our own personal responsibility to ensure that we live peaceably with everyone. At the wake of jealousy, hatred, abuse, rejection and bad attitude, God calls to do good no matter the negativity that we might face. The kingdom of God requires us to love despite our limitations. Matthew 5:9 discloses that we are blessed when we make peace, for we are children of God, and when we forgive our neighbors; God forgives us too.
Dear heavenly Father we come before You today with thanksgiving in our hearts. We thank You for the rains that You continue to shower us. We praise You for You have been faithful to us even when we have become faithless. We humbly ask You to guide us in our relations with our neighbors. Help us to be guided by Your love. Help us to love You and our neighbors as ourselves. Give us the grace to forgive one another as ourselves. Thank You for loving us Jesus and help us to forgive everyone from our hearts. Remove every form of hatred, anger, jealously, malice, clamor from our hearts. Forgive us merciful Savior and wash us with Your precious blood. Cases of murder are rising in our nation, forgive us dear Jesus and teach us how to be at peace with one another. We pray for peace in our nation, the nation of Israel and all the nations of the world. Our Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from all evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen
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