16 November, 2023
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:14–l5
Dear Heavenly Father, our EverLiving God of Mercy and Compassion, of Peace and Benevolence, you sent your Most Beloved Son Jesus into the world as our Savior and Redeemer, the ambassador of Love, Goodwill and Peace, grant that we hold deeply entrenched in our hearts and thus enjoy Your peace, which Jesus left with us, before ascending into Heaven. Allow that we gain peace in the forgiveness of sins and in loving and bonding in unity, with our fellowmen.
Look at your world with compassion, that something new may come for all who are groaning under the anguish of grief in their lives. Your mercy is great, your compassion is beyond measure. For Jesus Christ’s sake you will give unto the world the salvation that is promised. You will bring the great day of Jesus Christ the Savior, who has shed his blood for us.
He can come to those now in need and misery, bringing his peace and his power into their hearts so that even death turns into life and everything serves your praise and glory, Lord our God and Father in heaven, bless us and bless our nation. May life from heaven grow in those who understand you and who are to be your people. May your will be done, Lord God, until your kingdom comes in its fullness and all the world may see that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to your glory, O God our Father. Amen.