e13 Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Working for peace is as easy as surrendering to love.

Ponder the Text: God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. -Matthew 5:9, NLT

Prompt for Thought: Where in your life is God calling you to be a peacemaker? How can you rely upon God and others to work for peace?

Prayer for the Journey: God, you have called all of us to be peacemakers. God, please help us in our attempts to work for peace, both personal and societal. When our egos and reputations get in the way, remind us of the humble pathway of Jesus. When sins such as discrimination color our world, please help those who hear your call, to be brave to do the work of peace. When our confidence fails, please remind us that we don’t do this work alone. We can depend on each other when we put our minds to it. When we depend on you, we can never fail. In Jesus’ name, Amen.