“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9 NIV
My mother-in-law is in her last days in this life. In the past, like in many families there have been some unresolved ?issues?, in this case between her and her son. With much encouragement from my wife they have at last talked, forgiven, hugged and cried. There is peace. I’m so pleased but I wish they hadn?t left it so late!
Peace and unity is something that pleases our God big time. I?ve realised it is important that we don?t avoid ?issues?, instead we need to work together to deal with our differences, forgive and re-build trust.
Are you a peacemaker, or like me do you at times make things worse, perhaps with harsh or provoking words?
What can you do to bring more peace to your relationship, family, and other couples?
Prayer (as a couple)
Dear Lord, you approve of those who work to bring peace. Help ___ and I to be better peacemakers in our relationship, family and community. In particular help me with regard to ____. (specify the issue) so that I can behave in a way that brings peace and harmony. Amen
Prayer (for others)
Dear Lord, we lift up to you ____ and ____. Please help them both to be peacemakers, to avoid harsh words and provoking one another. Help them to resolve their differences with wisdom, kindness and patience. Amen
“Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” James 3:18 NIV