January 18 Prayer
“Blessed are the makers of peace for they are called children of God.”
““You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.”
Matthew 5:9 MSG
Peace making isn’t easy.
It certainly cost the life of many a great leader,
one that we honor today for having a dream for peace and justice and working towards that dream.
Oh, that we may be able to live a life of justice, walking humbly and loving mercy .
This is the blessed way Jesus asks us to walk.
It starts with discovering who you are, a blessed child of God and to receive others as called by him too.
The invitation is a great one. To come and belong to someone higher and stronger who has a dream for you.
A dream that he desires you to live out here on earth.
We look towards a promise like the children of God long ago sought out the promised land.
Not all saw that promise come into actuality yet they still sought after it.
Traveled towards it. Believed in it.
Take a moment and hold your dreams and desires before God now.
How are you waiting in the space between?
What are Gods feelings for you as you are waiting?
Pray a prayer of response ;
Lord you know who I am and what my dreams are
I lay them down before your feet and ask you to reveal the dreams you have for me to live out.
Show me the next step in my faith to believe and stand firm on the rock that is higher than my reach.
You are my safety and my strength.
Holy Spirit show me the way to follow today .
Show us as your body how to cooperate with one another and bring the way of peace,
Through our words and in our actions.
May it start with an awareness of what and how we think of others.
May it start inside of our hearts to make a place for peace there.
to heal our divisions and unite us in the peace of Christ.
In the great name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit .
Micah 6/8, Ps.61:2,