Praying for the peace the passes all understanding....
Father above, help us. Please.
Father, our world is filled with sadness and division – even within Your Body. Father, we need You.
Father, some say Your return is imminent. Yet, I realize Your own disciples truly believed You would return very quickly. The guessing game is as old as Your movement itself. We are all so convinced that we know more than the rest of the world. Still, here we are; still here; still struggling.
Father, others say You are mad at us and that the only thing preventing Your hand of wrath is the prayers of Your children. Father, I am not convinced many of us are praying. We seem to be doing a great deal of talking. Does that count?
Father, some say You are Love, Light, and in You there is no darkness at all. However, we remain in a world that is blind to Your love, deaf to Your voice, and seems paralyzed with fear, anger and frustration.
Father, we need You. We need clarity of direction and purpose. We need unity in Your Church. We need unity in our spirits through the power of Your Holy Spirit.
Only then will we understand our mission and worry less about the temporal and focus more on the eternal.
Father above, please help us. For Jesus' sake...Amen.