Praying for peace...
For quite some time now we have been praying for peace... Peace for Orlando, Paris, and Aleppo. Peace for Englewood, Woodlawn and Austin. Peace from random acts of terrorism, from outright war, for an end to international atrocities, and for a halt to street violence. Frankly, the prayers have come easily, mostly because the violence has been "over there" and not very close to home.
This week, however, praying for peace has taken on a new kind of urgency because now the issues are right here in our own neighborhood and in our own house. All the more reason to keep the prayers coming. We need to continue to pray for peace, but it's an internal peace this time. Peace in our hearts and in our minds. Peace in our reactions and in our responses. Peace in our words and in our works.
Here's the good thing... Prayer works! Peace will overcome all things. Just remember the promise that He made... "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you." John 15:7
So keep on praying!... for Marist, for Mt. Greenwood, and for each other!
Written by Deacon Andy Neu, currently listening to Let Mercy Hold You by Jason Crabb. Listen in at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUFafyRYK5s