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A reflection on thou peace (one of several)

Reflections for the day

Matthew 5:43-44

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour
and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

 

The prayer that yields the richest rewards of grace is the prayer we pray for our enemies.

CROFT M. PENTZ,

 

A reflection on thou peace (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

Thou art Our Heavenly Father who is loving, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is compassionate, and thou loves each and every one of us. Thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and with all of a soul, and with all of a mind, and with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables thou love for all of Mankind to spill over into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ loves us all.

Heavenly Father, thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in thou world, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by Mankind. Thou hath created all of Mankind to be equal in thou eyes.

Heavenly Father, thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and thou art our redeemer, and we praise thou for thou power and for thou mightiness. Thou art Our Heavenly Father that knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who sees all, and thou hath possession of all thou facts. We acknowledge that thou purpose for all of Mankind is of one to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for all of Mankind is of one to live a life that emulates thou life of of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon thou nature of peace, and it is at this time we reflect upon thou nature of peace in thou world. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind much about living in peace. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, made peace for all of Mankind by the blood of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, when a physical death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, occurred upon the cross. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died for each and every one of Mankind, and we acknowledge that the death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is to show all of Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou loves all of Mankind. We acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to live in peace with another, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to live a life that can be described as one of harmony with another.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that to be a peacemaker there is a need to choose a word carefully always, and at times there is a need to remain silent. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for many this is a difficult task, as for many often the wrong thing is spoke.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou all nations of thou world where a conflict has arisen, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before all governments of all nations where there is a conflict to resolve a conflict that has arisen, and we uphold to thou in prayer thou nation of Afghanistan, and thou nation of Syria, and thou nation of Libya, and thou nation of Burma, and thou nation of Nigeria, and thou nation of Iraq.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that to love an enemy means there is a need to put aside an anger, and we acknowledge  that to love an enemy there is a need to pray for another who has caused an offence.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a difficulty for many who live a life in an inner city, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a difficulty is one that can relate to what is described as a gang warfare, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a difficulty is one that can be described as one where some are unable to live in a way that thou desires. We acknowledge that for some there is a desire for a power, and we acknowledge that for some there is a desire for what is described as having a self-image, and we acknowledge that for some there is a desire for money.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before some to be able to see in a way that is clear that a relationship with thou is one that is preferable, and that a relationship with thou is one that will provide all of Mankind with a need that will and does address a feeling of separation from love.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is daily, and we ask thou to guide a self  to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful that thou art  Our Heavenly Father who is loving, and we are thankful thou art Our Heavenly Father who is forgiving.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we uphold all that hath been spake  in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, is thou advocate for all who dwell in thou world, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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A reflection on peace

Reflections of the day

Matthew 5:43-44

Love for Enemies

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour
and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

The prayer that yields the richest rewards of grace is the prayer we pray for our enemies.

CROFT M. PENTZ,

A reflection on peace

Heavenly Father,

We are able to see that for many of us it is difficult to live in peace with all. We are able to see that these difficulties are ones that are often with our families, we are able to see that these difficulties are ones that are often with our friends and we are able to see that these difficulties are ones that are often with our work colleagues. We are able to see that if anger does not dissipate it can cause harm within relationships. We are able to see that often anger can be dispensed with if we are able to say sorry for our actions. We are able to see that forgiveness is an important move to heal relationships.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that your Scriptures teach us much about living in peace. We are able to see that your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, made peace for us by the blood of the cross. We acknowledge that your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died for each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that his death was to show us the way to you.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that you love us all, and we are able to see that it is your desire that we  love our neighbours. We are able to see that to be a peacemaker we need to choose our words carefully on occasions, and we are able to see that at times we may need to remain silent. Heavenly Father, we are able to see that for many of us this is a difficult task, and we are able to see that  for many of us often the wrong thing is said.

Heavenly Father, we are sorry we are unable to remain at peace with our neighbours and we are sorry that sometimes we are unable to forgive.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to you those nations where conflict has arisen and we ask you to place opportunities before many to resolve those conflicts that have arisen, and we ask in particular that many uphold in prayer the people of Afghanistan, the people of Syria, the people of Libya and the people of Iraq.

Heavenly Father, we know to love our enemies we need to put aside our anger, and we know we need to pray for those who offend us, and we know that patience, blended with love, will reap a rich reward in our relationship with you.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that your love for us is one that is all encompassing, and we are able to see that your love for us is one that you desire for us to give to others.

Heavenly Father, we ask you to guide us always in our daily life, and we ask you to help us to see a way forward clearly in settling our disputes, and we ask you to help the governments of all nations, in particular the government of Afghanistan, in particular the government of Syria, in particular the government of Libya, and in particular the government of Iraq, to be able to see a way forward clearly in terms of putting to one side all anger, all bitterness and all differences in order for peace to prevail.

Heavenly Father, we know that we fall short in your expectation to be always at peace with one another, and we know that we need to bring to you all our worries and all our concerns, and we know that you are always with us.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to you now all that we have said in the name of yourself, who is Our Heavenly Father, and who together with your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and your Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is the most supreme power and is the most absolute power that there is, that there was, and that there always will be, now and for evermore.

Amen.

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