I ask that You be with Your people. Strengthen the feeble knees! Give our mouths Your words to speak! Make us courageous, make us strong, make us soldiers consumed with fighting in Your army. Give us a united front! I pray we will AGREE. That we will walk in agreement. JESUS! I call out to Your for UNITY!!! May we walk as One Body, for that is how You have made us to be. You are the head, may we work together, walk together, support one another. I know You are so greived at the relationships that have been torn, the marriages that have fallen, the tears that are cried over disagreements, hurt feelings and more. Oh Lord! I cry out for love to take precedence over who is “right.” I cry out for forgiveness to clear the path of overgrown bitterness. God, I pray for reconciliation, the way Your death reconciled us to the Father. Lord, I pray that You will make us willing to move, urge our spirits to reconcile with those we have been offended by, and those whom we have offended. God, make us into people who seek to be reunited when there has been a disagreement, when there has been pain. I pray that we reach past ourselves to break down the dividing wall. I pray we will sacrifice ourselves in order to bring unity–to our families, to our churches, to the world. Jesus, I know You also prayed that we would be one as You and the Father are One. May it be so. I say amen to that!
May we come together, and reach out in love to those we have hurt! Precious Lord, You never intended for there to be hatred and enemies. Heal us back together. Make us one.
Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.
“But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.“
(Thank you to Sheila Wray Gregoire, for your post that gave me inspiration.)
Which of your relationships needs to be reconciled?