Memorial Day Prayer for Peace

ArabIsraeli.jpgAlmighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquillity your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • Chris Smith


    Lovely… Thanks, Scot!

  • Rana

    Amen. I like your style.

  • PastorM

    Is the picture real-from Israel?

  • Patricia Zell

    May the power of God’s absolute love fill everyone’s heart and may the peace that passes our understanding fill every corner of our world…

  • Jim Swanson

    I’ll add my “Amen” to this,too.

  • Jim L.

    Amen and Amen.

    Thank you Scott.

  • Michelle

    Yes. Let it be.

  • Bob Robinson

    We don’t feel the pain of war. War has become just one of those things we do now.

  • Ann F-R

    Amen! Lord, have mercy on us, sinners, and lead us in your paths of peace!

  • Jeff Martin

    What about prayers for the families of the fallen Soldiers?

  • Joshua Waulk

    Amen, Scot. Come, Lord Jesus.