Heavenly Father, thank You that You have placed us into the family of God and have united us together in love and fellowship. Forgive us for the times when as Your children we have allowed the foolish issues of the world to mar our relationship with each other and with You. Unite us together in the bond of peace and knit us together in godly love, with each other and with You.
Guard our hearts and our lips and may we learn to think and speak in a manner that is pleasing to You. May we become one in practice and purpose, to the praise of Your holy name. May the Lord Jesus influence our conversation and may the Holy Spirit of peace knit us together in love as we look to Jesus, knowing that He alone is our Prince of peace.
Help us to be obedient to our calling and give us a desire to faithfully pray for each other and to consider the needs of others as more important than our own. May we who are a part of Your universal church be a force of good in our local community, and may we be faithful witnesses to those that are lost, so that they may see our love for each other and You, and glorify our Father in heaven. In Jesus' name,