Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pursuing Peace

Passage Romans 14:17-23

O heavenly Father, you who give brotherly love, how wonderful that your kingdom, your rule in people's lives, is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
May I, in serving Christ this way, be acceptable to you and approved by others. Let me and all the members of your family pursue what makes for peace and for mutual uplifting.
Please let none of us, for the sake of personal rights, destroy your work of grace in someone else. Help us to appreciate our rights, but help each of us understand that it is wrong to make others fall by insisting on them.
Guide us to see that it is right not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that would make a brother or sister stumble. The faith that I have, let me keep between you and me. Let me find happiness in having no reason to judge myself for what I approve.
May I never do anything from the basis of doubt, because not acting from conviction is sin.
In the name of Jesus I pray all this, asking that you will give me love for my brothers and sisters. Amen.

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