You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord the Lord is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26:3-4)
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;
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
~Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
This is my prayer for all of you in 2012. May you be an instrument of God’s peace! May you experience God’s joy through sorrow. May you find strength through difficult times. May you have God’s abundant peace to guide you! May you give more than you receive! May people around you experience God’s Truth, His love, His joy, His peace, and His hope. May this be a year filled with beautiful blessings! May God continue to guide you in your journey! Above all else, I pray for God’s peace to be abundantly yours in this new year!
Please feel free to grab the Peace Button and place it somewhere that reminds you of God’s promised peace!
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)
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Dear Father God, I pray that Your peace will be in great supply for us in the coming year! May we put our full trust in you and take steps towards the life that You have called us to. May we take time to enjoy the journey this year and find that Your perfect peace never runs out!
I will be an Instrument of God’s Peace in 2012,