August Prayer for Peace

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“As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.” – Ephesians 4:14-16

To all my fellow seekers of honesty,

I have faith that your day is going as planned, and that we are united through this wonderful community on WordPress to seek out wholehearted truth!

Over the past week, I have been getting messages about unity, love, and all that brings these together–God, the bodies and senses.  I have been piecing these messages together, and today as I was lead to select the August Prayer for Peace prayer, I noticed how this prayer tied all of the messages together.

First, I would like to share the August Prayer for Peace with you:

May God, the Lord, bless us with all heavenly benediction, and make us pure and holy in His Sight. May the riches of His glory abound in us, May He instruct us with the Word of Truth, inform us with the Gospel of salvation, and enrich us with His Love through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. – Gelasian Sacramentary

As I read it I started to hear trumpets sound and then I heard the following song play in my mind,

Love, Love, Love.  Love, Love, Love.  Love, Love, Love. There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. There’s nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.  There’s nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game. It’s easy.  There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made.  There’s no one that you can save that can’t be saved.  Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be in time.  It’s easy.  All you need is LOVE. – Love is All You Need by The Beatles

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July Prayer for Peace

past the trees

“May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to Your word;” – Psalm 119:41

Good day to you, fellow seekers of truth,

I hope this post finds you well!

I was lead to share the following prayer for the July Prayer for Peace. As I was reading through it the song ‘Kumbaya, My Lord’ was singing in my head.  I know there is no coincidence that this song was running through my head as I read the July Prayer for Peace, as ‘kumbaya’ in Gullah means ‘come by here’ (I didn’t know that before today).  Below is the prayer that I was given:

“Come Lord,

Work on us,

Set us on fire and clasp us close,

Be fragrant to us,

draw us to Your Love,

Let us run to You.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

This prayer means so very much to me.  This is my interpretation:  I’m inviting the Lord into my life to work on me.  I want Him to give me passion for Him and protection.  I want to be able to notice His sweet loving Presence all day, every day.  If there ever are moments that I find tribulation or celebration then I will not even have to think to come to Him first.

I have discovered through my experiences that I can TRUST in God and all He does for me.  If there ever is a moment that I cannot find peace by myself then I call on the Lord to help me see “past the trees”.

What does this prayer mean to you?  

With Love,

Brooke

June Prayer for Peace

peace in believing

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Roman 15:13

Greetings to the Brave, Humble and Kind,

Jesus helped me pick out the June Prayer for Peace.  It is very fitting to what I’ve been reading lately in religious circles:

“My God,
I pray that I may so know you and love you
that I may rejoice in you.
And if I may not do so fully in this life,
let me go steadily on
to the day when I come to fullness of life.
Meanwhile let my mind meditate on your eternal goodness,
let my tongue speak of it,
let my heart live it,
let my mouth speak it,
let my soul hunger for it,
and my whole being desire it,
until I enter into your joy.” – St. Anselum

I find it rather intriguing that a saint would use the word meditate.  So many people fear to use that word now-a-day as they might be associated with the…wait for it…”New Age” {gasp!}.  I was one of those people until recently. Continue reading