“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
Today, we honor the memory of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. He was not only an activist who fought against racism and for social and political change but he was also a pastor and a man of God whose ideas and beliefs on love, equality and unity among all people were rooted in the Bible. I encourage you to read King’s most famous speech, “I Have a Dream” and to learn more about this Nobel Peace Prize winner and how God used him to lead a movement.
Lord, I ask you for courage to stand up for what is right and just. Help me to love my neighbor as Christ loves us. Bring peace and healing to both the oppressed and the oppressors. Help us to always walk in your ways, Lord, as we totally surrender to Your will. Amen
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
As we get closer to Christmas and the end of a very difficult year, let’s pray for peace in our hearts and in the hearts of others. True peace is a gift from God to those who keep Him in their hearts. Let’s not forget that we are all God’s children so we ought to pray for one another with love and unity. Jesus is the Prince of Peace and the reason for the season. Christmas is not about the presents, it’s about His presence. May you and your loved ones find the true peace, love and joy!
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
What a blessing it is to be able to pray for and with your sisters in Christ. Asking your friends to pray in unity with you to collectively make your request known to the Father helps you to build stronger relationships with each other and with God. Jesus promises that when you call on His name He will be there to help you and to bless you. Get a prayer group going among your friends and reap the benefits of praying together.