Peace is the absence of war or all forms of hostility in a society. It is freedom from violent quarrels and disagreements. It also connotes a state of harmony among people or groups. It is a state of harmony and friendship. Peace can also be defined in terms of an agreement between two groups or societies to end a war. It may also be an emotion or internal state of calmness. Peace allows for mutual interaction and cooperation within a community. Hence, there is a need to sustain peace to avoid conflicts and strife.
Peace can be positive if it is achieved as a result of negotiation. Hence, the individuals or groups having conflicts will come together to deliberate on issues affecting them and afterwards, agree on the laid down principles. This type of peace always leaves the two parties happy and satisfied. It is long-lasting. Peace can be negative if it is achieved by the use of force. His type of peace is achieved when a party in a conflict is completely overwhelmed or defeated by another. Here, parties do not dialogue. The decisions arrived at do not always satisfy one of the parties involved because their needs, interests, and concerns would not be met. This type of peace does not deal with the root cause of a conflict and is often temporary as issues relating to the conflicts would surface after a while.
How to promote peace with prayers
Promoting peace is what everybody must pursue and take very seriously. If everyone does not joke about it, our society will be a better one. We shall discuss some ways to promote peace, especially for Christians in our society.
1. Everyone must be tolerant: This is the acceptance of other people’s views and being fair towards those who hold these views, even when they are different from others. It allows people of different tribes, ethnic groups, and cultures to live together peacefully. A tolerant person accommodates unpleasant behaviors from others in the interest of peace. A society of tolerant people is always peaceful.
We have to pray for tolerance so that peace can be reigned in our hearts, home, community, and name at large. Read and meditate on the following Bible verses before you pray. 1 Peter 3: 15-16, Ephesians 4: 2, Romans 14: 2-6, 1 Corinthians 8: 8-13, Mathew 19: 13-14, Luke 18: 15-15, Mark 9: 33-36, Luke 9: 46-47, Mark 9: 38-40, Luke 9: 69-50, Philippians 1: 17-18. Habakkuk 1: 13, Revelation 2: 3, Galatians 2: 4,
- From now on, I command the tolerance that will bring peace to your heart in the name of Jesus
- The tolerance that will bring peace to your home and family, receive it today in the name of Jesus.
- From today, gift us tolerance that will bring peace to our community in the name of Jesus.
- Tolerance that will make peace reign is received today in the name of Jesus
2. Everyone must maintain social Justice: This means equal treatment of the people notwithstanding their status or class in society, especially when it has to do with the laws and norms of the society. Whenever there is justice, there is a feeling of satisfaction and trust among members. This promotes peace.
Social justice is needed to experience peace in our family, society, and the nation. That is why you have to pray for it. It is important to read and meditate on the following Bible verses before you pray: Deuteronomy 10: 18, Zechariah 7: 9, Micah 6: 6-8, Amos 5: 7, Amos 5: 15, Deuteronomy 15: 11, Proverbs 19: 17, Deuteronomy 32: 4, Malachi 3: 5, Ezekiel 22: 29.
- The mind of social justice that brings peace to this society is receive right now in the name of Jesus.
- Today, I command justice that will exalt this nation in the name of Jesus.
- From today, let there be right justice in this nation in the name of Jesus.
- This nation, receive the peace of God now in the name of Jesus.
- War is no more in this nation from now in the name of Jesus.
3. Everyone must respect human rights: These are basic privileges that a state accords to its citizens irrespective of race, creed, sex, and religious affiliations. A society, where the rights of the citizens are guaranteed and not abused, often experiences peace. This brings about mutual respect for one another and peaceful co-existence. Also, the rule of law prevails in such a society and everybody is treated fairly.
Respecting human rights can cause peace in this nation. The peace of God is needed in this society. Let us pray these prophetic prayer points to bring peace to this community and nation. Read and meditate on the following Bible verses before you pray: Galatians 3: 28; Proverbs 31: 8-9; Genesis 1: 27, Isaiah 1: 17, Psalm 82: 3, Colossians 3: 11, Genesis 1: 26-27, Leviticus 19: 33-34.
- Grace to respect one another in our society is received today in the name of Jesus.
- From today war due to the abuse of human rights in this nation is cancelled in the name of Jesus.
- Riot due to the disrespect of human rights is nullified in the name of Jesus.
- Violence due to the injustice of human rights is no more today in the name of Jesus.
- Right now, I command peace to reign in the name of Jesus.
4. Everyone sustains relating diplomacy: This refers to the interactions between nation-states.
Diplomacy is carried out by government officials who negotiate treaties, trade policies, and other international agreements. And by so doing, they promote peace among nations. The head of these government officials in a foreign country is called an ambassador.
The following prayer points are very important so that peace can reign in every aspect of our society: Proverbs 15: 1, Proverbs 15: 4, Proverbs 18: 13, Proverbs 25: 15, Proverbs 29: 11, 1 Thessalonians 5: 14.
- Let the love that will bring peace to this nation start today in the name of Jesus.
- Let unity that will bring peace and progress to this church happen now in the name of Jesus.
- Let the relationship that will bring peace to this society flow from today in the name of Jesus.
- Lest respect that will initiate peace and honor to this community begins today in the name of Jesus.
- Let oneness that will invite peace to my family happen right now in the name of Jesus.
5. Everyone must give room for dialogue: Dialogue is a discussion between two or more people or groups to resolve a particular problem. Dialogue promotes peace because everyone involved in a conflict is allowed to air his or her views. This promotes lasting peace as the root cause of the problem is dealt with. Other ways through which peace can be achieved are respect for other people, being our brother’s keeper, love for one another, etc.
Entering into dialogue sometimes results in peace. Let us pray to God to give us the grace to give room to dialogue during conflicts and disagreements. Read and meditate on the following Bible verses before you pray: Ephesians 4: 29, Mathew 12: 35, Colossians 4: 6, Mathew 5: 37, James 5: 12, Psalm 55: 14, Genesis 45: 15, Mathew 17: 3, Luke 6: 11, Luke 22: 23.
- From today, I enter into dialogue with Jesus to experience peace in my heart in the name of Jesus.
- Now, I enter into dialogue with God to bring peace into my family and home in the name of Jesus.
- This community enters into peaceful dialogue from today in the name of Jesus.
- This nation enters into dialogue with God of peace from today in the name of Jesus.
- Mt family enters into a peaceful dialogue with Jesus right now in the name of Jesus.
Peace is the absence of war or other forms of hostilities in a society. It connotes a state of harmony between people and groups. Positive peace is achieved through negotiations and is long-lasting while negative peace is achieved through force and is short-lived. Peace is very important in every human society. Peace promotes development in society; it enables people to identify their potential, think develop ideas, and channel them into inventing things that are beneficial to society. Peace enables a country to develop economically, socially, and politically and it makes every citizen happy. When people tolerate one another, respect the rights of fellow citizens, treat everybody equally, interact positively with people from other countries, resolve issues through dialogue, and be there for others, then peace will reign.