4 January, 2023
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Lord Jesus, we gaze heavenwards and see you sitting on the throne beside your Father in heaven and ask that you be the Prince of Peace in our hearts, for you are full of compassion for your people and have promised those worthy of you, the Lamb of God, that you are making a place for each of your flock in our heavenly abode, as your co-heirs.
Help us to overcome ourselves again and again, as we err and repeatedly fall under the burden of our human nature, to sin, strife and turbulence. May we, with your timely and loving aid, regain and maintain your peace, adhering to the plans of God in our lives. We supplicate in prayer, that your Will may be done in your disciples, and that the power of your peace may infiltrate into our lives and go out into the whole world, thus glorifying your Name on earth.
For you are Lord of peace, and we await you. In difficult times faith and hope will take hold in our hearts all the more firmly, to your glory, Lord Jesus. For you will come again, at your time, according to your promise to all your faithful people, as the One who does God’s Will, restoring peace and handing out justice on earth among all nations. Amen