Monday, 3 September 2018

DAY 30/100 PRAYER FOR PEACE

100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 3 September
70 days to go
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
John 14:27 (NLT)

A MAN OF PEACE?

As a young Christian, this promise from Jesus of inner peace became precious. Recently married, living in a new area, teaching in secondary school, was not conducive to such peace. But this gift was transformational. My inner life changed from ‘jagged black and white’ into a blend of beautiful colours. Since then this ‘inner peace’ has served me well. When I have lost it, it has been time to take stock of my life and sort out some issues. If big decisions have been required, the peace or lack of it has guided me. Faced with scary new challenges, this verse has set me on a calmer path, reminding me that I never face the future alone. What a gift!

PRAYER
Heavenly Father, Thank you that into a turbulent world you sent Jesus, the Prince of Peace, through whom we may have peace with you. Grant again today to your servant the gift of peace in mind and heart, through the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen

Kathryn Morgan is a Baptist minister and Company Secretary of the Christian Enquiry Agency which runs www.christianity.org.uk.


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