Prince of Peace

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Ephesians 2:13-18

But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the Blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our PEACE who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 15 by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing PEACE 16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the Cross, by it having put to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached PEACE to you who were far away, and PEACE to those who were near; 18 for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

 

Dear Father,

We pray to You today and ask that You bring PEACE to the broken world in which we live. 

A world where violence and hatred have divided people and created strife and  strongholds. Lord, You and You alone are the Prince of PEACE. 

Break the violence with Your Almighty Right Hand and calm the storms of calamity and chaos. 

Heavenly Father, we ask that You intervene in our nation and bring PEACE. Lord, we live in a world consumed with anger and unforgiveness and we ask You Father to bring reconciliation and PEACE to our fallen world. 

Lord it's so disturbing to see the violence that has led to bloodshed and murder. 

Heal our land. Restore our ground. Make our pastures green and fertile. 

Lord you say in Your Word: 

"The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose."(Isaiah 35:1).

Lord, we know that only You can make a Rose blossom in the desert. We also know that only You can make a violent storm calm. 

Only You can change hearts of stone and turn them into hearts of thanksgiving and PEACE. 

Only You can stare down the fighting and warfare and bring PEACE that shines like the sun. 

Only You can make a grave empty. 

Only You can call forth redemption and erase all of the war. 

Come PRINCE OF PEACE and have YOUR WAY among us. We need You today, and each and everyday.

 

My heart of stone; clouds raging deep within

The Prince of Peace came bursting through the wind

The violent sky held its breath

And in Your light I found rest

 

Tearing through the night, riding on the storm

Staring down the fight, my eyes found Yours

Shining like the sun, striding through my fear

The Prince of Peace met me there

 

You heard my prayer

 

Hope like the sun; light piercing through the dark

The Prince of Peace came, broke into my heart

The violent Cross, the empty grave

And in Your light I found grace

 

Tearing through the night, riding on the storm

Staring down the fire, my eyes found Yours

Shining like the sun, striding through my fear

The Prince of Peace met me there

 

You're always there

You've been hearing my prayer

 

Your love surrounds me when my thoughts wage war

When night screams terror, there Your voice will roar

Come death or shadow, God I know Your light will meet me there

 

When fear comes knocking, there You'll be my guide

When death brings trouble, there You hold my heart

Come storm or battle, God I know Your peace will meet me there

 

Again

 

Oh, be still my heart

Know that You are God

 

No fear, no evil

For I know You are here

 

And my soul will know:

Your love surrounds me when my thoughts wage war

When night screams terror, there Your voice will roar

Come death or shadow, God I know Your light will meet me there

 

And my soul will know:

When fear comes knocking, there You'll be my guide

When death brings trouble, there You hold my heart

Come storm or battle, God I know Your peace will meet me there

 

Oh, be still my heart

My soul will ever know that You are God

 

And You heard my prayer

 

Will You Make Him Your Prince of Peace today?

Sammy K. Bonfim

 

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