A Prayer for the Disciple Drowning in Conflict

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To you I cling, O Lord.

I send my prayers to you,

Hoping you will save me from the tides of conflict.

There are relationships in my life that are filled with strife.

I cannot stand to discover the news of more death, violence, and warfare.

Nations battle nations, people vilify people.

I long for peace.

I desire to live in community with people who want to awaken to a world that is more than this.

I know there are others like me;

Who want something more than the drudgery of making money and spending it.

I believe that there are those who would pursue the treasures of heaven:

Reconciliation, joy, and holiness.

These are the blessings of heaven, a glimpse of the Kingdom to Come.

Help me to walk the path which will bring me to your gates.

May your grace cleanse me so I may enter in.

As I live here and now, I pray that I will be a vessel of your goodness.

I declare my desire to fill this world will acts of kindness and mercy,

Borne of love and compassion.

Do not let the evils of this world overshadow my dream.

Do not let my faith falter in the face of sin.

Gird and guide me.

Save and sanctify me.

In your love, I live.

Amen.

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