Join Us: Prayer for Peace Day
“Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:14 ESV)
Today, many of us sense that our world is falling apart at the seams.
Millions are suffering in the Middle East at the hands of the extremist group ISIS, who is responsible for the merciless killing of children, the enslavement of young girls and women, the brutal torture of Christians, and the displacement of multitudes of innocent families.
Genocide has engulfed the Central African Republic (CAR) as extremist groups vie for control.
Prison camps in North Korea are filled to the brim with Christians who are enduring unimaginable pain and suffering for the sake of the Gospel.
Today, our world is in desperate need for forgiveness, for reconciliation, for the peace that is only possible through the Gospel of Christ.
This day, the International Prayer for Peace Day, has been set aside for the global church to raise our voices together in unison to plea for the healing of our world.
We believe that prayer is one of most powerful and effective actions we can take as Christ followers.
Prayer brings us together into community, demonstrating the underlying truth that we all must depend on God’s grace and provision to respond to those who are suffering.
Peace is not an excuse or a back-up plan. Peace is the belief that there is a better way to love our fellow man.
In seeking peace, we have hope in a God who sees us, knows us, and is in control of the world in which we live.
In seeking peace, we are putting our faith in Him to guide us, lead us, and teach us the way of peace even in the midst of unspeakable tyranny and violence.
In seeking peace, we do not ignore injustice; on the contrary, we are fighting against the biggest injustice of all: hopelessness.
Today, we ask that you gather your church, your neighbors, and your families together to pray collectively for peace. Here are a few specific areas on which to focus:
- Pray for the peace of Syria, Iraq, and the Middle East, as well as the millions of innocent people who have been affected directly by violence and hatred.
- Pray for the peace of persecuted believers all around the world who are enduring the unimaginable for their faith.
- Pray for the peace of our nation—between families, between churches, between neighbors.
Thank you for joining us, for believing with us, and for trusting with us in the God who holds the whole world in His hands.