And He will judge between many peoples And render decisions for mighty, distant nations. Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they train for war.
We are powerless to quell the feuds that rage among the nations. Thus we come before You, God of all nations. Only when You rise to rule will the nations find rest from war. We do not know when, but we trust that You will. Your promise encourages us to begin this work of peace everyday, where we are, as we can and in Your power. Disarm our hearts to move towards people, dismantle grievances, reconcile distances and bring peace. Walk with us and train us in Your ways of peace.
"But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!' 14 "I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Our Savior, let the cry of this tax collector be the heart cry of those in our city that are far from you. Let it be the prayer of all nations, all peoples, all cultures. Release Your hopes and dreams for every nation as they fix their hope on You and bring them peace.
David V. Jimenez
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