Loving Lord we know that deep in the heart of every man there is a yearning for peace. The nations try in vain to forge peace initiatives, peace plans and peach treaties – and yet we know that in this world there will be no peace until the Lord Jesus Christ – the Prince of Peace Himself returns from His place in heaven.. where even now, He is seated at the right hand of the Father.
We thank You that Your Word tells us that in this world we will have tribulation and times of war until that glorious future day when Jesus comes to reign on earth as our heavenly King of kings, Lord of lords and Prince of Peace, when the earth will be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea. And so Lord, as we live our heartfelt plea to You for peace in this troubled world, we know that the only true world peace will come through our Lord Jesus Christ – when He returns to set up His kingdom of peace, over which He will rule for 1000 years, until He has put under His feet all the enemies of peace and love and hope and joy.
But Lord in the meanwhile we are to live in a fallen world that is lying in the power of the evil one and so we pray that we may take up the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God and stand fast in this evil day, confident of this – that we have the peace of God in our hearts for… Jesus said: my peace I leave with You – let not Your hearts be troubled – behold I am coming quickly… Now may the Lord of peace himself give us His peace at all times and in every situation…. The Lord be with us all,
Loving Lord, our hearts are crying out for peace in the world, and yet we know that Scripture has told us that throughout this church age and beyond – and until the Lord Jesus Himself returns to set up His Millennial kingdom there will be no peace in this world – but rather there will be wars and rumours or wars, which will cause humanity to cry out for peace, peace – when there is no peace – except in Christ Jesus – until that time when He returns to earth as the Prince of Peace at the end of the coming tribulation period.
Lord I long for peace and indeed I pray for peace in this world but Father, I do not want to pray against the plans and purposes, which You have set by Your divine decree. Help me to pray intelligently as I see the people of the world crying out for peace, peace.. when the world can never provide the peace that this world longs for.
I recognise that the nations of the world have almost unanimously turned their backs on You Lord Jesus, and that the time of judgement, about which we read in Scripture, is growing ever closer.
Father that You have purposed that grace comes before judgement and we also know that the coming judgement of the world is to demonstrate Your mighty power to the nations…. so that the nations will KNOW that You are the Lord.
Father I pray that many, many men and women will turn to You during this coming time of tribulation – about which we read in Revelation. Thank YOU that Your children – the Church will be taken to heaven before this terrible time of Jacob’s trouble begins – but Lord have mercy and save a great multitude without number so that in the ages to come that great multitude of believing men and women will live in peace and safety – in the kingdom of Your dear Son.
I pray this in Jesus name.
Father we thank You that the day is coming when world peace will one day flood throughout the earth, when Your Anointed Man – Christ Jesus our Lord sits upon the throne of David - and the kingdom of this world, which is ruled by Satan, will become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ. Praise God that You have promised world peace for all who trust in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
As we see the nations of the world struggling to bring in a their own brand of world peace, through political manipulations and economic pressures – give us compassion for their lack of spiritual understanding and we pray that Your holy Spirit would convict the hearts of many men to realise that no earthly king or elected president – party rule or man-made system can ever implement the peace that the world so desires and needs - for man’s plans and purposes are based in a fallen world, faulty philosophy and a rebellious angel – Satan.
Praise God that in Your grace You have purposed to bring in world peace at Your appointed time. Until then, keep us covered we pray, by Your unconditional love and fill our hearts with the peace that passes understanding, through Jesus Christ our Lord,