Blessed Peace.

Acts 9, Judges 12-13

Acts 9:31 – So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up.  And walking in the fear of the LORD and the comfort of the Holy Spirit it multiplied.

How good, O Lord, and how pleasant it is when the church lives together in unity and peace.  It’s a beautiful thing when the church lives together in peace and grows up in faith.  It’s something that people see and notice and think, “That’s a beautiful thing.  Maybe I want to be a part of that!”  When your church lives in unity and peace people see your Light shining and are drawn to it.  How good it is and how pleasant it is!  Lord, I pray you, continue to create, preserve and strengthen the unity of your church on earth – our church, our body, our congregation – yes, even the broader Christian church on earth!  Help us to rejoice in the unity that we do have.  Help us to work on this unity so that we make it stronger and better.  Help us to work toward a greater unity with other Christians too that your body may more and more realize the unity that already exists in the holy Christian church.  We pray, also, dear Lord, draw others toward your church so that it may grow inwardly and also be multiplied with souls.  Amen.