God can heal not only our personal lives, but also the world around us.
By Lesli White
Often, when conflict and natural disasters occur, many people feel God isn’t close. They wonder where is God and why does he allow bad things to happen? If God exists, why is there evil in the world? This is a difficult stumbling block and question for many people. The simplest way to look at this question is to examine God’s nature and His desire for mankind. We know from Scripture that God’s nature is love so He never wants us to experience hurt or pain. Sometimes, conflict and disaster actually brings people a lot closer to Him. While conflict and disaster can challenge our faith, it can also make our faith even stronger. One of the best ways to see God at work during these periods is through prayer. Here are five prayers for peace in conflict and disaster.
A Prayer For What Only God Can Do
In the face of conflict and disaster, we know there are things that only God can do. This doesn’t mean that only divine intervention can change situations of disasters, but it does mean that God plays a major role in solving problems we face in this world. When conflict or disaster occurs, make it a habit of praying for things that only God can do. For example, pray for the power of God to heal the lives of those who are right in the heart of conflict and disaster. Invite God to do something incredibly powerful in each situation that you bring to Him. Pray for what only God can do: Lord, I am praying for what only You can do. I am praying for a miracle. I know the source from which it will come. I trust in You to send me a sign. Teach me dear Lord to know wonder. And, if You are willing, I am waiting, ready to receive my blessing today. Amen.
A Prayer to Trust in God’s Miracle Power
Miracle power testifies that God’s is never far from us, including times of conflict and disaster. It’s important that we are conscious of God at work in our lives daily. Miracle power can happen even in the face of personal devastation or natural disasters. Are you ready to unleash that miracle power? This prayer will guide you: Heavenly Father, I open my heart wide to receive You though this conflict. As I receive You God, I know that You have the power to heal. I realize and accept the healing power of the Universe, and can see Your magnificence at work. I readily accept the healing power of love in my life and I know that as love, God is my limitless and abundant supply made manifest. I am ready to accept the outpouring of Your love. When I trust in Your healing power, I know all is well. Amen.
A Prayer For Healing
Healing is so important in the face of conflict and disaster. Often, when we pray for blessings and miracles to happen in our world, we are also praying for healing to happen in the world. We see countless examples of healing happening in Scripture through Jesus’ healing power. The same is possible in our daily lives and for those who are also dealing with conflict in their lives. Trust in the power of this prayer: Lord Jesus, heal me. Heal in me whatever You see needs healing. Heal me of whatever might separate me from you. Heal my memory, heal my heart, heal my emotions, heal my spirit, heal my body and heal my soul. Lay Your hands gently upon me and Heal me through Your love for me. Amen.
A Prayer For Stronger Faith
When we pray for God to unleash miracle blessings, it’s important that we understand that we too are miraculous beings. We wouldn’t be here without the power of God’s hand and His miraculous power at work. When we believe in this power, all things are possible. One of the best ways to trust in this power is to pray for stronger faith: Jesus, I see the power of Your miracles. I know that miracles and blessings exist, even in the face of major disasters. You are the living example of how all things are possible. Bless me with the faith to always believe, to affirm the Supreme Power of Your miracles, be they of a physical or spiritual nature. Grant me the aptitude to instantly perceive the source of all supernatural occurrences. I know that in the face of conflict and disaster, all things are possible with you.
A Prayer When We’re Wrestling
In the midst of conflict and disaster, it’s easy to get upset with God. However, it’s important that we don’t push God away but that we trust in Him wholeheartedly. When something bad happens, don’t just throw out a few brief prayers for God’s help, and then move on in discouragement if the situation doesn’t immediately change for the better. Instead, grab hold of God’s promises and fight to seem them unfolded. If you’re ready to see situations of conflict and disaster change, be persistent, praying until God reveals He is at work.Don’t give up praying about a situation until God’s power comes into it. Trust in this prayer today: Heavenly Father, I feel like giving up. Help me to remember that You are in control. Help me to see the purpose behind Your plan. Provide the necessary grace. Keep me set upon Your face, to find strength for the next step, to discover faith to keep trying and to believe that miracles are possible today and in all circumstances. Amen.
As believers of God, we will be faced with circumstances that will challenge our faith. This isn’t a bad thing. It’s good for us to talk to God and ask questions because it secures us in what we believe. Remember, Jesus’ ministry revolved around asking questions. It also revolved around prayer. Situations of conflict and disaster are difficult but they remind us that our God is close and can carry us through any situation. Trust in His magnificent power!Lesli White is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a concentration in print and online journalism. In college, she took a number of religious studies courses and harnessed her talent for storytelling. White has a rich faith background. Her father, a Lutheran pastor and life coach was a big influence in her faith life, helping her to see the value of sharing the message of Christ with others. She has served in the church from an early age. Some of these roles include assisting ministry, mutual ministry, worship and music ministry and church council.