“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Father God, we thank you that you describe yourself as Jehovah Shalom, the God of peace. It is only in you that we can find true wholeness and peace.
Lord Jesus, you are the prince of peace. Help us to draw close to you at this time, so that we may experience the peace that passes all understanding in our lives.
Holy Spirit, empower us to be channels of your peace in our world. As we interact with others may your peace shine forth in our lives through our words and actions.
Lord you have said that we will have trouble in this world, but that we may choose to have peace. Help us to choose peace and to wait upon you so that your peace is manifested in our lives.
Help each of us, Lord, to turn our eyes to Jesus during these trying and difficult times. As we look, focus and abide in you and your presence will you produce in us the fruit of peace.
Give us the confidence and encouragement to walk in your peace and share that peace which passes all understanding with those around us.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, our prince of peace. Amen.