THEME: WAR AND CONFLICT
“Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.”
-Often times do we wish that we would live in a world without conflict. The book of Genesis 3 outlines for us the origin of sin, where man deceived by the serpent and went against God’s will. So we fell and we live now in a world of war and conflict. The main text reminds us that before war is evidenced, it begins from within. We know that the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). If we look at World War I and World War II, the main cause was selfish ambitions of a few leaders to divide and rule. It all begins from the hearts of men. The Bible reminds us that it is due to lust that people go ahead to murder and covert. Russia is fighting Ukraine because of selfish ambitions by some leaders to dominate and rule over the other. Let us pray for peace between Russia and Ukraine. Let us not forget to pray for our own hearts which sparks war and conflicts, within our members before it is exposed to others.
Dear Almighty Father, we thank You for Your mercy and love upon us. You have been good to us dear Jesus. From have protected us and preserved us from war and danger. You have always covered us with Your pinions to govern us from any evil intentions. We praise You and worship Your holy name. There is no other God but You dear Jesus, thank You for loving us. We love You Abba Father. May You sanctify our hearts from evil sin and trespass. May You forgive us and wash us with Your precious blood. May You draw our hearts close to Yours that we may only follow after Your own heart. Abba Father we pray for peace between the nations of Ukraine and Russia, and all the war-torn nations of the world. May Your peace that surpasses all understanding dwell in their hearts and minds in Your Christ Jesus. May Your salvation reach Russia and Ukraine, for the glory of Your name. We thank You and bless Your holy name, now and forever. Amen
Further reading: 1 Samuel 13:14
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