Praying for Leaders: Week 2
A Prayer for Peace
This world lacks grace and so often steals our peace.
But you are the God of peace.
Peace that transcends our understanding.
Peace that is deeper and more lasting than anything the world can offer.
Lord, you call your Church to dwell in the darkness, to shine your light in this hurting and distressed world.
Leading your Church is not an easy task.
May our leaders find rest in the knowledge that you are not surprised by the circumstances of the world.
You are Lord over all and you are always in control.
You are Immanuel, God with us.
Lord, lead us to shalom; to the peace, wholeness and connection that is possible when we truly rely on you.
When we can’t understand the what of what is going on, we can still praise you for the who of who you are.
You are still near.
Your promises are still true.
Your love is still unconditional.
Your grace is still amazing.
Your timing is still perfect.
Your peace is still ours.
Prince of Peace, our all-knowing, unchangeable Father, fill us to the overflow.
'Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.'
John 14:27 NIV
'Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.'
Philippians 4:4-7 NIV
Is there anything stopping you from experiencing the peace of God? Consider how you can live out Philippians 4:4-7 this week.
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