Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you.  I do not  give as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.
John 14:27 (GNB)

Bless the Lord who

  • has graciously bestowed the blessing of His peace on us
  • takes away fear and replaces it with faith

Thank God for

  • knowing Jesus, the author, sustainer and finisher of our faith
  • promising that He will never leave us nor forsake us
  • being the Almighty, in control even in a world that seems out of control

Ask God to

  • have mercy on us, our nation and on our world as we turn our backs on His Kingdom and what He wants
  • bring healing and hope to those who are fearful or worrying (name those known to you)
  • instill in us a true compassion for the needy (name those known to you) and a resolve to help whenever we can

Call on the Lord to

  • grant wisdom and direction to the authorities who have to make decisions about the future of our nation and our world
  • raise up leaders who will promote justice, mercy and love for one another

Remembering that our God is the one who…

  • not only feeds the birds of the air and clothes the lilies of the field but provides for all our needs
  • can overcome suffering and even death

In our Saviour’s name we pray,