Pray for Peace

From Pastor Dan Shinabarger .... Let's start praying these Scriptures for our world today.

I have been reading a book called City of Prayer (Transform Your Community Through Praying Churches) by Trey Kent and Kie Bowman. Here are 7 major prayer focuses for church, city, county, state, and nation:
1. Pray for Unbelievers to Be Saved. (Matthew 9:37-38)
2. Pray for a National Spiritual Awakening. (II Chronicles 7:14)
3. Pray for Unity between Pastors and Churches. (John 17:20-23)
4. Pray for Families, that Jesus will heal, restore, and strengthen every marriage and family. (Genesis 2:24, Ephesians 5:22-33, 6:1-4)
5. Pray for Racial Reconciliation. (Romans 10:12-13; Galatians 3:28)
6. Pray for Life to be Valued and Protected. (Psalm 139:13-16)
7. Pray for Local and National Government Leaders. (I Timothy 2:1-2)

I've also been reading Prayer, Peace, and the Presence of God by David Butts. Here are some verses on peace that we can pray for our people who are asking for prayer.

"In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord,make me dwell in safety." (Psalm 4:8)

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27)

"The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you." (Romans 16:20)

"The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace." (Psalm 29:11)

"For God is not a God of confusion but of peace." (I Cor. 14:33, ESV)

"He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. (Eph. 2:17)