Written by Kate Krumreig - Communications Director, ADGL
I pray for peace. A LOT.
I pray for peace to surround those (especially my family and friends) who are in pain, who are grieving, who cannot sleep.
I pray for peace to overcome anxious and fear-filled minds and hearts when they are unable to be settled.
I pray for peace to remain with those who have finally found some quiet in their lives after having struggled for so, so long.
I pray for peace within my community, our nation, and the world, that people will lay down their swords - physical, emotional, verbal, and psychological alike - and love one another as Jesus commanded.
I pray for peace in the waiting for anything and everything.
As I ponder the ways in which I pray for peace, I find myself wondering if Mary and/or Joseph prayed for peace as they prepared to usher the Savior of the World into it. Did others pray for peace FOR Mary? For Joseph? Their young lives were flipped upside-down so quickly. I can only imagine the unease, fear and anxiety that must have flooded them and how much the slightest ounce of peace would have benefitted them in a time like that: a time that was not dictated by their own will but by God's.
Can you imagine THAT kind of waiting? Can you imagine the NEED for peace in their lives as they waited and prepared according to God's will?
Do you feel like you're in THAT kind of waiting yourself? Might you know someone who feels that way? Waiting for who knows what to happen next, just hoping that the right thing will come of it and that you're worthy enough to take part in it?
Do you NEED that kind of peace, too?
Ask God for it. Pray for it. Humbly request it and patiently wait.
He will answer.
He will give you perfect peace in His time, according to His will for your life.