March 27, 2016  Jane’s Heart to Heart…  Pastor’s Help Mate

AN EASTER PRAYER FOR PEACE

Our Father up in heaven,

hear this Easter Prayer:

May the people of ALL NATIONS

BE UNITED IN THY CARE,

For earth’s peace and man’s salvation

can come only by Thy grace

And not through bombs and missiles

and our quest for outer space…

For until all men recognize that

“THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S”

And peace on earth can not be won

with strategy and swords,

We will go on vainly fighting,

as we have in ages past,

Finding only empty victories

and a peace that can not last…

But we’ve grown so rich and mighty

and so arrogantly strong,

We no longer ask in humbleness—

“God, show us where we’re wrong”…

We have come to trust completely

in the power of man-made things,

Unmindful of God’s mighty power

and that HE IS “KING OF KINGS”…

We have turned our eyes from HIM

to go our selfish way,

And money, power and pleasure

are the gods we serve today…

And the good green earth

God gave us to peacefully enjoy,

Through greed and fear and hatred

we are seeking to destroy…

Oh, Father, up in heaven,

stir and wake our sleeping souls,

Renew our faith and lift us up

and give us higher goals,

And grant us heavenly guidance

as Easter comes again—

For, more than GUIDED MISSILES,

all the world needs GUIDED MEN.

*******

The Lord is good,

a strong hold

in the day of trouble;

and he knoweth

them that trust in him

Nahum 1:7

Quoted from:

“Loving Thoughts”

P. 90

by Helen Steiner Rice

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