6 Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.7 O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls and prosperity in your palaces. 8 For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “May you have peace.”
Father from this passage it seems like world peace begins in and with Jerusalem. It is almost stunning how such a small piece of the world’s geography can so epitomize the global struggle for peace. War is such a part of inward conflict and outward confrontation. Throughout history it appears the human race has learned little about how to live in peace.
Yet, Jesus, you remind us of where true peace comes from and it’s transforming power. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 (NLT)And again Father your word reminds us that the “…… experience God’s peace, …...exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (NLT)
Thank you Father for your peace that settles our hearts in an unsettled world, and for its’ calming influence on our minds in times of uncertainty.Amen
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