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In Days 11-20

But the fruit of the Spirit is … peace … – Galatians 5:22

Peace in the Middle East. How many times have we heard this phrase? Do we believe it is possible? Or do we shrug our shoulders, roll our eyes, or launch into theories involving politics, culture, and religion?

All around the world, people seek peace. Those who are facing conflict at work or in their families, those who have been displaced by war, even those who are responsible for perpetuating war—they all pursue a distorted idea of what peace and justice should look like. The desire for peace is universal.

True peace can only be found in life with Jesus. None of us were at peace until we were saved through Jesus’ sacrifice and reunited with our God.

True and lasting peace is a fruit borne in a heart that is submitted and obedient to the Spirit:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:27

Abiding peace is found in Jesus’ work to reconcile us to God. Pray that they would know the Prince of Peace, who has overcome fear and death.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

No one is too far to be reached by the peace of God. Pray that members of ISIS would find peace with man and with God as members of His household. Pray that God would replace the spirit of war, destruction, and division in the hearts of ISIS members and replace it with peace.

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. – Ephesians 2:14-19

Pray that our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East would cling to peace in their Savior, even as hostility surrounds them. Ask God to enable them to shine His peace amidst the turmoil of the region.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

There is such peace inside of me, like morphine all over my body!”

Husain was discontent with his religion—as are many Muslims who have seen violence rage among their brothers and sisters in the faith. Husain began studying the Bible with a field worker, and God began pouring supernatural peace into his life. Read about his journey of faith in Peace Like a Drug.

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