We come before You today in need of Your peace. We humbly ask You to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus and to fill us with Your perfect peace. We are aware that in this world we will face troubles, but we take comfort in the knowledge that You have overcome the world.
We ask You to grant us the strength and wisdom to navigate the challenges that come our way, and that You would grant us Your peace in every situation. Help us to trust in Your goodness and sovereignty, even when we cannot see the outcome.
We pray for peace in our families, our communities, and our nations. We implore You to bring healing and reconciliation to relationships that are broken and to work through the leaders of our world to bring about peace and justice for all people.
We are grateful for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who is our peace. We trust in Your promise that You will never leave us or forsake us and that You will be with us always, even to the end of the age.
In Jesus’ name, our savior and Lord we pray, Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Isaiah 26:3 ESV
You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
John 14:27 ESV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Philippians 4:7 ESV
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:15 ESV
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
John 16:33 ESV
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”