Friday, 9 November 2018

Prayer4UKToday 9th November 2018

Our Father in heaven Hallowed be Your Name Y@HOVAH TSIDKENU LORD our Righteousness Jer. 23:6 Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth as it is in Heaven.

100 days of Prayer

Day 97

Simon son of John, do you love me? John 21:15-19 (NIV))


Retribution or reconciliation? When Peter met Jesus on the lakeshore after the resurrection what was he expecting? Possibly not the question, ‘Do you love me?’ If Christians are to love their enemies then they need to ask them the same question that Jesus asked Peter. Christians need to remember that slogans such as ‘squeeze the German lemon until the pips squeak,’ which followed the Armistice in 1918, helped to lead to a flawed peace treaty that contributed to another and even more terrible war only 20 years later. The military can win a war, but society can lose the peace. Christians need the help of Holy Spirit to discover what the peace of Christ is in any given post-war situation. They also need it to make sense of what it is to love one’s former enemies.

O God, may the times that we have to take up arms in defence of what we believe to be right never blind us to the continuing need to search for a better peace, that all may live in peace promised us by Jesus our Lord. Amen [Rev Dr Peter Howson is a Methodist Minister who served for 25 years as an army chaplain]

Sorry the prayers are late. We have been away from home.

Please pray and share with your intercessors, Bible Study Groups, Prayer Groups, Church Prayers, Men & Women’s Groups. Thank you.

Las & Arlene Ratnayake

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