Prayer for Perfect Peace:
O God,…we thank Thee for Thy Church, founded upon Thy Word, that challenges us to do more than sing and pray, but go out and work as though the very answer to our prayers depended on us and not upon Thee… Help us to realize that man was created to shine like the stars and live on through all eternity.
Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace, help us to walk together, pray together, sing together, and live together until that day when all God’s children, Black, White, Red, and Yellow, will rejoice in one common band of humanity in the kingdom of our Lord and of our God, we pray. Amen.
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968)
Prayer for Unity Among Races and Nationalities:
1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
My community is slowly becoming more and more of a melting pot among all of your creations. Sadly, this is bringing strife and division. I pray for unity and understanding among the different races and nationalities in our community. Help us to recognize the unique gifts and strengths that each culture brings, and to celebrate and appreciate our diversity. Romans 12:16 “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
May we learn to listen to and respect one another, and to work together towards a common goal of harmony and unity. Help us to put aside any prejudices or misunderstandings, and to see each person as a fellow human being worthy of love and respect. Open our eyes to those who are struggling and need help. Let us be your hands to show all citizens the love of God. Open the doors of opportunity to share the gospel with those who unbelievers.
Grant us the courage and compassion to stand up for justice and equality, and to work towards a community where all people are treated with dignity and respect. Make our community one of peace where all citizens can flourish.
1 Peter 3:8: “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”