|Prayer for peace|
Prayer To Be At Peace With My Neighbor
Lord, to live faith these days is not so simple,
it is hard to be at peace with everyone.
Though I know Jesus is my true example
(What wonder- God sacrificed His only son!)
Watch over me, Lord, as I go through my day.
Protect me from my own stupid selfish need
to be right or to have everything my way;
I confess this sin of emotional greed.
When I face someone who is not fair or just,
Give me only wise words that are heaven's choice;
Or, give me the gift of silence if you must,
so I may hear the prompt of your still small voice.
"Do not repay evil for evil."* You said.
Forgiving is hard- I would rather repay.
If I could just allow my heart to be lead
by your spirit to put pride and self away.
Dear Lord, give my heart a dove-like tenderness
to see through evil with angelic vision;
to ask, "Is this soul enslaved by wickedness?"
If so I must make their freedom my mission.
Grant me a willing heart and thoughts that are clear
to do what is right- whatever it may be.
Actions are the telling that others may hear
saying, "Jesus, the prince of peace, lives in me."
* Romans 12:17
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