Sunday May 31, 2015 “What a Son Does”

Matthew 5:9 “9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.”
Good evening and welcome to “We are the People” Sunday evening edition. Tonight between the hours of 6 and 9 pm (all time zones) we join hearts and hands in prayers of agreement concerning three prayer focus points for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Recently we have been praying and making our way through the “Sermon on the Mount.” Let us now approach the throne of grace boldly and invite other believers to join us in this time of intercession for America that has experienced much fragmentation in recent years.
Focus #1: In Matthew 18 we are told if someone does something against you – go and humbly seek reconciliation that will mend the breach between us and another person. Pray in agreement tonight that we resist and overcome the urge to retaliate when wrong is done Matthew 5:39 and pray for those who have made us their enemy Matthew 5:44. Remember, we are followers of the Prince of Peace.
Focus #2: An ancient idiom teaches us that the words “son of” betrays ones origins. Those who imitate another are recognized by family resemblance. Pray tonight that we do as Paul the Apostle taught in Ephesians 5:1 “Be imitators of God as dear children.” Turning the other cheek, love for hate, blessing for curse and in many other ways – Jesus will be seen in us and we become His instruments of God’s peace and the kindness shown can lead people to repent and walk in peace and unity with one another.
Focus #3: Peacemakers are called “sons of God” – they share in God’s work in the world. God is the author of peace. Pray that as Jesus was willing to step into our world bringing some order out of the ruin that sin brought to the planet, reconciliation out of estrangement due to sin and love where there was hate because of fear and distrust. Pray that God’s people step forward courageously with love as their shield and peace as their sword to calm the unrest in our country through God’s truth that brings freedom.
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