Walk Together - 30 Days of Prayer for Families with PTSD - Day 19
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy,’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” Matthew 5:43 - 44.
Jesus is eager to be with us, but He especially longs to be in the heart of every man, woman, and child who has yet to know Him or has turned away from Him. After all, we were all created in heaven and He yearns for all of us to join Him there again. Although our ways are not always kind and even hurtful at times, God still wants us. He still wants our heart. And continually encourages us to not only pray for our needs, but for the needs of others, especially those we have fallen out of or struggled in relationship with.
Today pray for anyone who has hurt you or who you have hurt. Today, ask God to bless and heal both of your hearts.
Prayer to move from Post-Traumatic Stress to Peace, Trust, Strength, and Discipline
Lord, thank you for surrounding us with your deep, deep love and covering us with your grace and mercy. We know that you want all of your children to live peaceful and prosperous lives. At times though, especially after someone has wronged us or we have been traumatized it is hard to move forward. We can get caught in a cycle of fear, worry, shame, and guilt that can distract us from walking with one another and You.
Help us to run with faith towards the foot of the cross trusting that You have everything that we need. Thank you for blessing and healing my heart and the hearts of those that I have hurt. Help us to focus our time and energy on the love, peace, and joy that You have planned for us. We ask that where our heart and soul are in turmoil that you bring us back to peace. We especially pray for peace and strength for those families in Uvalde, TX as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. We love you and look forward to our continued journey with You as we walk together toward a life filled with more peace, trust, strength, and discipline.
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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