October 20 Prayer
“I will hear what God proclaims, He proclaims peace.” Ps.85:9
Remember, that we were once far away, without hope and without God in the world.
Strangers, sojourners seeking our way until we met Christ and received his message of peace.
He is our peace and he has broken down the walls of hostility and hate to build a new humanity , a new building with the cross as the sacred stone holding us together to be a dwelling place for God.
“Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.”
No matter where we are Christ meets us there. His cross becomes our meeting place.
“Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit through the cross of Christ.”
Fill us now with your spirit as we pray:
Turn our eyes to you, O Beloved and let us see the cross of Christ as that which unites us.
Where we see symbols of division and hate
May we see your face of peace.
Build us up spiritually.
We ask that we may be a sacred place of your peace.
Where our hearts are divided and weak
May your kindness and truth meet.
Where we see hopelessness and fear
May justice and peace kiss.
We cry out for you to heal our land
From sickness and division.
May the peace of Christ rule in our hearts this day,
And the wisdom of his message live within us as we proclaim peace.
Hear our prayers, and fill us with a new hope this day.
All Praise be to God, our glorious savior and redeemer for all.