#DETOX is designed to prioritize God in the new year as we allow him to cleanse and renew our souls (Psalm 51:10). Together, we are committing to 21 days of prayer and fasting so that we might come into greater alignment with God’s will, purposes and plans believing and trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact and change in our lives, our church and our world.
Over the course of our #DETOX journey, we will have a daily prayer focus that will help guide and unify us as a community in prayer as we seek God's heart together on a variety of topics. You can find an overview of our daily prayer focus topics here. The following post is meant to serve as a reminder and inspiration on what and how you might pray on today's prayer focus, but should not limit how God leads you in praying. Be sure to follow along daily at our #DETOX Daily Blog here.
Prayer Focus: World Peace
“Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” -Psalm 34:14
Nowadays, it seems like there is something terrible happening in the world whether it is within our nation, in other countries, or even in our own neighborhoods. The information we receive on a daily basis primarily consists of humans treating each other in cruel and unusual ways. Unfortunately, we became desensitized to the evils of our world, and accepted that humans will continue to hurt each other in unimaginable ways.
As an educator, it’s difficult for me to imagine a world with peace since I witness pain and brokenness everyday. I can see many of my students are extremely hurting on the inside and they are looking for someone to recognize their pains and to bring healing. Sometimes I tell my students that I’m a “brain doctor” because I’m helping their brains grow by teaching them new things everyday. But recently, I realized that maybe being a “brain doctor” is not sufficient enough to heal the hurts that my students experience everyday. Maybe I need to become a “heart doctor” instead.
Friends, recognize the evils in our world. Understand that many humans are facing or causing the evils. Humans hurt each other because they are feeling hurt themselves and want others to see they they are badly hurting. Become a “heart doctor” by praying for those hurting near you, across the country, and around the world.
When we are hurting, God is hurting too.
— Amy T.