2Co 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
In a Time of National Danger from The Prayers of Peter Marshall
O Lord, when we, Thy children, are apprehensive about the affairs of our world, remind us that Thou art in Thy world as well as above and beyond it. Remind us that Thou art not indifferent. For Thou art not a spectator God, high and lifted up, serene and unperturbed. The feet that were wounded are still walking the trails of earth. The heart that was broken on the tree still feels every human woe.
Thus shall we not feel forsaken, nor give way to hopelessness. Thus we shall know that Thou hast a plan, and that Thy will shall one day be done on earth, not alone by those who love Thee and know Thee to be God, but by all, not in one nation or two, but in all the nations of the earth. Then shall every tongue confess that Christ is Lord, and every knee shall bow before Thee.
Sustain us with that hope and encouragement, that our prayer be not in vain when we pray "Thy Kingdom come." Come it will, however dark may be the prospects for peace on earth --- in the darkness of men's minds and the hardness of men's hearts.
We do pray that Thou, O Holy Spirit, where Thou dost find the doors of human hearts still closed before Thee, wilt knock the louder and wilt, in Thy own secret way, prevail upon the wills of men that they may do the will of God --- ere it be too late.
All these things we ask in that name above every name, that name before whom all nations of the earth shall bow, Thy Son, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.
from The Prayers of Peter Marshall [Senate Chaplain, l947- his death in l949]
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