NIGHT PRAYER: Wednesday 1/18

I pray tonight for peace, Lord:
    the peace the whole world needs;
    the peace every heart desires;
    the peace that only you can give...

And if I may be bold, Lord:
I seek a deep peace:
    a deep abiding peace;
    a peace that does not fade
        but fills us to our very core;
    a peace to heal a broken heart,
        to mend a torn relationship,
        to calm and soothe a troubled soul,
        restoring trust where hope was all but lost...
I seek the peace our hearts were made for, Lord:
    peace to quench our deepest thirst
        for mercy, love and joy 
    and for the gracious, blessed assurance
    that we are yours and called to share
       your everlasting life...

Deep peace, Lord:
    long enduring - not pro tem;
    embedded, rooted - here to stay;
    deeply healing - not a band-aid;
    peace we cannot make ourselves,
    peace whose only source is you...

Deep peace, Lord:
    as deep as the ocean, 
    deep as the heavens,
    as deep as the depths and love of your heart,
    deeper than any peace we might dream
    but precisely the deep peace
    for which we pray...
Protect us, Lord, while we're awake
and watch over us while we sleep
that awake, we might keep watch with you
and asleep, rest in your peace...


Deep Peace by John Rutter, performed by Libera
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