Devotional: Pray for Peace
As we continue the Pray for it Series, we focus on David. David, in Psalm 122, as King of Israel, is praying for Jerusalem. Why? Because Jerusalem is part of David’s oversight. It’s part of David’s stewardship. And the first thing he prays over Jerusalem is for peace. Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.” Peace is internal, but it is something we should expect as children of God. Sadly, we can often be so accustomed to living a life that lacks peace. But as Christians, we know that God is with us and God is for us. That is true peace.
Questions for Meditation
- As a child of God, do you pray over your mission and stewardships? If not, take a moment and reflect on what your God-given mission is, and what the God-given stewardships in your life, and pray like David did for Jerusalem.
- Why is peace internal in the spiritual sense? And what is the difference between internal peace and external peace?
- How does peace produce calm in our lives?
- Reflect on your attitudes, habits, and relationships – do they produce peace?
- When bad things happen to us, how does peace give us confidence to know that God is working things out for our good?
- Reflect on your life. What things attack your peace? What things produce peace?