WORLD PEACE DAY… we’re praying for peace. We pray that God will take the turmoil in our world and turn it around one person at a time. We pray that God will neutralize all hate and replace it with His perfect love. We pray that every person will make a conscious decision to choose peaceful resolution to conflict. With God’s Holy Spirit living in us, we can do it.
Mercy unto you, and PEACE, and love, be multiplied. – Jude 1:2
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. PEACE be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name. – 3 John 1:14
The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
And one of you say unto them, Depart in PEACE, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? – James 2:16
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Grace be with you, mercy, and PEACE, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. – 2 John 1:3
As God’s Holy Spirit works in us as individuals, may we make a choice to love one another, and renew that commitment every day no matter what evil goes on around us.
We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit. – Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. – James 3:17
We pray for peace.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. – James 3:18
We must decide as individuals to let peace take root in our own hearts. I can’t decide for you and you can’t decide for me. I must make a choice to ask God to help me embrace peace. I must not listen to the siren sounds around me that say there is racial tension – or that policemen profile or hate anyone. That is propaganda. It is hype stirred up by people who profit and take great pleasure in keeping the pot stirred.
May we as individuals make peace – on purpose. ❤
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