by Marie (North Shore, MA)
Father God my creator show your power in my situation I need to glorify you in a big way. I need your help in my work situation.
I have big responsibilities, I am 60 years old and in my place of employment some people are giving me a hard time. I was demoted, moved from one site to another, they refused to give me what I am worth even with a degree.
Jesus what would you do if you were in my place I am asking for guidance I have a lot of bills, mortgage, student loans, and I cannot just leave. I am in this place of employement for about 6 years 1/2.
Please keep the evil spirit far from me I believe in you papa what you said in the past please keep me safe. I don’t want to get mad because I need to pay my bills.
One woman and her click are making it hard for I am asking for peace give them the salary of the pain they are causing me.
Now on Monday they are moving me after they transfer me for one year and half papa God you are powerful take care of me.
please bless this site that allow us to write on what would you do Jesus if you were in my place
I am tired of this treatment in front of them I am small with you I have power.
Bless my days there when I move I don’t know what they prepared for me make make harmony in the heart of the employee that I am going to work with make it a team no matter what.
I am begging for your assistance.
No matter what I say they turn it around father the evil is on earth take it back where it belongs I am your Jesus and I belong to you….
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News & Record Greensboro, NC
December 31, 2005
By Bob Plain
Each December 31 at noon thru January 1 at noon, Quakers at First Friends Meeting in Greensboro hold the 24 Hours of Prayer for Peace. This will be the fourth year that members of First Friends Meeting hold the 24 Hours of Prayer for Peace as a way of demonstrating our commitment to peace building. The intention of the 24 Hours of Prayer for Peace is to be open and inviting to all people in search of peace, without prejudice to their particular path, and to provide a time and place where peace seekers may come together in prayer and worship.
As I write this I am thinking of fellow Quaker, Tom Fox, and the other members of the Christian Peacemakers Team who are being held hostage in Iraq. I am thinking of the latest Iraqi victims of suicide bombings. I am thinking of the American military personnel in harm’s way. I am thinking of the 2100 American combat troops who have died. I am thinking of the 15,000 American troops who have been wounded. I am thinking of the 25,000 Iraqi who have died and the close to 100,000 Iraqi who have been wounded. I am thinking of all the groups in Iraq who are locked in life threatening struggle with oppressors from near and far. I am thinking of all the mothers and fathers and families who are living in fear and in grief. What can we do? How can we build peace?
Quakers try to see that of God in everyone. If we start with the premise that there is that of God in everyone, a deep seed of goodness, then why not join together for prayer and worship. It may be unfamiliar, uncomfortable and we may need to open ourselves to experiencing all the different faces of God but it is a start. All over our world there are too many places teetering on the edge of conflict where violence could claim thousands of lives. We at First Friends feel that the 24 Hours of Prayer for Peace is a very appropriate and visible way to demonstrate to ourselves, to our community and to the world that peace building is a most important activity.
People attending offer prayers for peace no matter the path to peace they embrace. We believe we need prayer for peace in our families, in our schools, in our relationships, with our close neighbors, in our organizations, among our leaders and with our allies and foes. We understand that whether you pray for the safety of the military or for the dismantling of the military, whether you pray for success in the current battle or for the removal of troops from the battle, whether you pray for strength of actions or for an increase in diplomacy, whether you pray for a judicious use of force or for the spreading of pacifism, you are joining in an effort to bring more peace to the world.
First Friends has started a tradition where people gather together at the end of one year and the beginning of a new year and offer prayer to build peace. We come together. We see that of God in each other. If this year our church is full, next year we may fill three more churches. Then we may see churches all over the land fill up with people who take some time, putting their differences aside to pray, to build peace,. And maybe this effort leads to an increased understanding of differences, to more ways of working together, to more ways to resolve conflicts non-violently.
Come Pray with us. Our meetinghouse will be open for prayer all through the 24 Hours of Prayer for Peace. Although prayer according to the tradition of Friends is silent meditation, others are welcome to bring their own prayer tradition. Come Worship with us. There will be worship services during the 24 Hours of Prayer for Peace at noon on December 31, with Rev. Julie Peeples of UCC, at 11:30 pm on December 31 led by New Garden Friends Meeting and at 11 AM on January 1 led by First Friends Meeting. Our worship services have scripture, music, a message and time for prayer. Come pray with us. Come worship with us.
Bob Plain is a member of First Friends Meeting and the organizer of the annual 24 Hours of Prayer for Peace.
Is your heart troubled? Are you feeling like the psalmist, who asked his own soul, “Why are you in despair? And why have you become disturbed within me?” One of the hardest parts of knowing peace is understanding how it has nothing to do with control. If you’re having trouble with trust or finding the words to pray above the howling of the scary storms, feel free to offer up these words to the Lord now!
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A Prayer for Peace
Oh Lord, sometimes my insides feel like a battle zone, where missiles are falling too close to home. Other times I’m caught in an endless storm, with thoughts flying out of control. Confusion reigns, and defeat creeps in to steal my joy. I need your peace—the deep-down-in-your-heart kind that stays with me day and night and speaks confidently into the wind. Calm my anxious spirit, Lord; all the attacking “if-onlys” and “what-ifs” fill me with needless worry.
I know that trust is a big part of experiencing peace and that fear has no place in my life. Most of the things I worry about or dread don’t even happen. So I’m declaring my trust in you. I’m releasing the reins of my life again and asking you to take control. I may need to pray this same prayer daily, but I’m tired of the frenzy of life that leaves my schedule and my thoughts without any margin. I need more of you, Lord, and less of me.
I surrender and admit: I can’t control people, plans, or even all my circumstances, but I can yield those things to you, and focus on your goodness. Thank you today for every good gift you’ve given, every blessing you’ve sent, all the forgiveness I did not deserve, and, yes, for every trial you’ve allowed into my life. You bring good out of every circumstance if I’ll only let go and believe you. I know that when I pray and give thanks instead of worrying, you have promised that I can experience the kind of peace that passes all understanding. That’s your kind of peace, Lord. And it’s the kind I crave.
Whenever I’m stressed, anxious, or afraid, help me remember to run to you. You’re the only one that can calm my fears and end my fretful behavior. Whether in trivial or heavy matters, I know you will not only give me peace; Lord, you will be my peace. And when I draw close to you—in prayer, in reading your Word, in helping another, in taking my mind off myself—you will be there, up close and personal.
I can’t handle these times alone, Lord. Will you speak peace and calm my storms, or hold my hand while we walk through them together? Will you bring the reassuring wisdom of those who have come through similar times into my life? Thank you, Lord. I’m trusting you.
In the name of the One who makes the wind and the waves stand still, Amen.
A Short Prayer for Peace
Lord, I come before you ready to pour out my worries, anxieties and fears at Your feet. I am claiming and declaring Your promises for blessings of peace and strength over my life. Bring a peace into my soul that passes all worldly understanding and make me a light for others to see Your strength.
A Prayer for Peace of Mind
Almighty God, We bless you for our lives,
we give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace
we receive. We thank you for your faithfulness even
though we are not that faithful to you.
Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us all around
peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit.
We want you to heal and remove everything that is
causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives…
Read more of a Prayer for Peace at Praywithme.com – Calm your mind and relieve anxiety and stress with these prayer words
Bible Verses for Peace
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Peace I leave with you; my peace i give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
More Scripture for Peace
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