May 4 Prayer
We have peace as a gift left for us and
it is not from this world.
It is not achieved through fighting, demanding nor grasping.
It is as a river that flows freely
and completely to bring life to everything that it touches.
God’s peace cost him his very own life so we may have life and be right with him.
As our friend Julian would say:‘So all will be well and all manner of things shall be well.’
It cost him his broken body to suffer all harmful things
to make all things healed and whole.
This is peace, that we may be his river to flow.
An open door of faith for others to enter into life.
Pause now to receive this peace and let it become completely within you.
Where am I broken and incomplete, in need of healing?
Today, I give my attention to your peace already within me.
Help us to know we do not need to earn our way to you
but receive what is given by giving it away.
Fill us this day with your spirit to make us whole, complete in you.
Open the door to the gift of peace
May we trust and
surrender to follow the right path.
Open the door of faith to unbelievers that do not have your peace.
Do not let our hearts diminish anyone we meet this day
by a quick judgement nor any critical thoughts.
Oh Lord, make us peace rivers that flow out into the world.
We pray and bless those that are hurting,
those that are confused and sad.
Bring you peace and comfort this day.
Open the door of their hearts we pray.
John 14:27-32, Ps. 5:7-8, Ro.12:18