A Peacemaker Will Come

Anticipation grows within us.PrinceOfPeace+for+blog150 The day of Your incarnation is near.

There is no war nor division in the world that is beyond Your capacity to heal. The day of Your incarnation is near.

There is no hatred in the cosmos that cannot be transformed by Your forgiving love. The day of Your incarnation is near.

There is no social ill, relational breach, nor systemic evil that will not dissolve at Your touch. The day of Your incarnation is near.

In this final week of Advent, we sing with the prophets. That One will come who will bring the shalom peace of God to all human conditions. In this final week of Advent, we shout with the children. Prince of Peace, quiet a world screaming in pain, and hungry for your Presence. In this final week of Advent, we pray with believers around the world. Master of hearts, bring harmony to the discord between us and those unlike us.

Prince of Peace, we recognize that You are the God who alone can bring restoration to a fallen planet. Your capacity to restore broken relationships, communities, nations and ancient rivalries is boundless. Come, restore peace to our hearts today, and intervene among our restless human family. Lord, make us instruments of this same transforming peace wherever we go.  With the ancients who awaited You, we say “Prince of Peace, plant the seeds of Your coming restoration in our hearts. After Your likeness, make us your Peacemakers.” Amen.

 

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