Prayer for Peace in Troubled Times

Dear Lord,

In these troubled times make your presence known to all the peoples around the world so that they may see peace as the only way to salvation.

Replace the anger and violence in our hearts with joy and tranquility and help us to seek the good in everyone.

Cause us all to realize that without you we can do nothing that will bring us peace and joy. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers.

Amen.

 

John 16:25-33

New International Version (NIV)

25 “Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

29 Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. 30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”

31 “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. 32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

http://odb.org/2012/07/23/troubled-times/

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