Praying for Peace Over Philadelphia
The Democratic National Convention began yesterday in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, PA. Protests appear to be centered on a DNC email scandal more than current national issues dividing our nation, such as racism and police violence. The thousands who protested there yesterday were many more in number than at the RNC in Cleveland last week and were so far largely peaceful and respectful, as in Cleveland. Again, hundreds of police are on hand.
“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:17-21; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Ask the Lord for angelic assistance to blanket the city of Philadelphia with peace. Pray that those visiting the city would encounter an atmosphere of true brotherly love vs. antagonism.
We are a divided society in so many ways, as exemplified by the political conventions. Ask God to make the above scripture the reality in Philadelphia this week. In Cleveland last week, protests turned into dancing and meals shared together. Do it again, Lord!
Pray for the safety of law enforcement officers and that they would operate in wisdom.
Pray for national leaders who will humble themselves and seek God and godly counsel for direction for the nation.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, grant a special grace to Philadelphia this week and cause an atmosphere of true brotherly love to form over the city. Send Your holy angels to help, Lord. Let those who have come angry and feeling disillusioned and disenfranchised, find a safe and grace-filled outlet for their emotions. Let them peacefully enjoy their First Amendment rights. Let law enforcement have little to do, but to act with wisdom if they have a situation to deal with. Bring law enforcement and protestors together in mutual respect. We pray for political candidates that will humble themselves and seek You, Lord, for direction for this great nation. Amen.
We call for God’s angel armies to protect all of those in Philadelphia this week!