DO YOU FEEL CONCERNED AND WORRIED ABOUT THE GROWING VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF OUR WORLD - ESPECIALLY THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT AT THE MOMENT - BUT NOT SURE HOW TO PRAY? WE WANT TO POINT YOU TO HELPFUL RESOURCES THAT WILL EQUIP YOU TO PRAY ABOUT THESE SITUATIONS CAREFULLY AND WITH WISDOM.
A prayer for peace by 24/7 PRAYER
You can simply pray this prayer or you can use each point as the basis for extended intercession.
God of all nations, we pray today for Israel and Gaza.
We pray for those grieving the sudden loss of loved ones, captives, and those whose homes have been destroyed.
We pray for a miraculous de-escalation of this conflict, asking for reason to overcome rage and revenge. We also ask that other nations will be restrained from escalating this situation further.
We pray for effective international peacemaking, seeking diplomacy over warmongering on all sides. Blessed are the merciful and the peacemakers. (Matthew 5:7, 9)
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SPEND SOME TIME IN A QUIET, GUIDED PRAYER MEDITATION.
This devotional was originally posted on Friday 10 October 2023 on the Lectio 365 app.