Prayers for Peace and Discernment in a Time of Contention

Right now there is serious upheaval in the world. With Russia, the Ukraine, Canadian free speech oppression, China, and the middle east; the Global community is at a crossroad. Leadership needs biblical discernment more now than ever.

When times are stressful and contentious, the flesh pushes the human condition to irrational thinking, overreaction, and panic. This is opposite of living in the spirit. Its is in times like these that most people in leadership make exuses not to pray, this is a mistake. Prayer is needed more now because potential contostrophies are on the horizon.

Here are some prayers that can be useful in these troubled times. Share them with friends and family and take some time out of your busy schedule and spend just a few minutes in prayer. It will change your life, and just maybe the lives of millions of others.

For Peace Among the Nations

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

For our Enemies

O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

For All Sorts and Conditions of Men

O God, the creator and preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are in any ways afflicted or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [especially those for whom our prayers are desired]; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions.  And this we beg for Jesus Christ’s sake.  Amen.

For Guidance

O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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