Keep peace in your heart – Prayer for January 9. There is so much trouble in this world, people tend to do what will go against the peace of the world but we must choose the path of peace today.
Bible Verse for Today
“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)
The main reason why there is problems, war, sickness, poverty, and all kinds of hardship in this world is that there is no peace, no true love amongst the people. If we have been called out of darkness by the Lord, we must let our light shine forth and be different in this world.
As a child of God, we’re not expected to fight our neighbors or even fight anyone. We can spread the peace if we choose the path of peace.
It is not really easy to walk in peace especially where there is religious pluralism or diversity, it is not easy also to walk in peace with people finding a means of hurting you but taking the path of peace must be achieved. To achieve peace would be easy if we become a child of God. Peace is the fruit of the spirit. If there is anything we should pray for in this generation, it should be getting the fruits of the spirit which peace is part of.
Jesus was telling Peter what to do when people offend him in Matthew 12:21. He asked Jesus how many times must someone offend him before he avenges. Jesus answered him in verse 22 “Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.”
What Jesus was telling Peter is that he must choose the path of peace even if anyone provokes him to anger. Jesus gave many parables to make people understand the necessity of choosing peace. One way to establish peace is to let love reign. Love brings peace. Matthew 22:39 “And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Keep Peace in your Heart Prayer for Today
Father Lord, I thank you for the privilege to be called your child. I thank you for today. You have told us to love our neighbors and to follow peace with all men. It might be hard to achieve this but I desire to achieve it and to stand out in this world. Teach me Lord to keep peace in my heart and let it be possible. Amen.
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