The Prayer of Peace

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today in need of Your peace. The world around us is filled with chaos and turmoil, and we long for the calm and tranquility that only You can provide.

We confess that we have not always put our trust in You, and have instead relied on our own understanding. Forgive us for our lack of faith, and help us to trust in You more fully.

We ask that You would fill our hearts with Your peace, and guard our minds from fear and anxiety. Help us to rest in Your love and grace, knowing that You are in control of all things.

We pray for peace in our families, in our communities, and in our nation. We ask that You would bring an end to conflicts and violence, and that Your love and justice would reign in the hearts of all people.

We give You thanks for Your faithfulness, and for the hope that we have in You. We praise You for Your goodness and Your mercy, and we look forward to the day when all things will be made new through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.

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Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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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.

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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.

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