Peace in the City

“Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper. O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls and prosperity in your palaces. For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “May you have peace.” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem.” [Psalm 122:6-9]

The other day, I was reading the news and another bomb went off in London killing a handful of people. To be honest, I hate to read the news these days because it seems like every other day, people are suffering and dying, natural disasters are occurring, and the unimaginable happens. As much as I don’t like to read the news, I know how important it is for me to stay current and know how to pray for our city, nation, and world. Unfortunately, Biblically speaking, these things should not surprise us because in the end times (which I believe we are in), the condition of our world will only get worse. However, there is power when we stand in agreement to pray and declare peace.

This is my prayer for Orange County according to Psalm 122. Why don’t you join me in praying the same prayer for your city today?

Father, I pray for peace in Orange County. May all who love this city prosper. O Orange County, may there be peace within your wall and prosperity in your palaces. For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “May you have peace.” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek what is best for you, O Orange County. In Jesus name, Amen!

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