A Timely and Uplifting Prayer For Happiness In Your Community

God commands us to further the public good. A good neighbour prays a prayer for happiness and peace for their community.

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A Timely and Uplifting Prayer For Happiness In Your Community
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Summary

God commands us to further the public good. A good neighbour prays a prayer for happiness and peace for their community.

Weekly Summary

This week in the Battle Drill Daily Devotionals we focus on bringing happiness to our communities. How can Christians spread hope to those who live nearby?

Introduction

What do you think about where you live? Do you love it? Or maybe you wish you were somewhere else? Do you ever pray a prayer for happiness and peace for your community?

A Dislike for Where We Live

For those of us who live in a town or city, it is often not easy to live, work or worship in it. Some have abandoned buildings, graffiti and an underbelly of problems we’d rather not think about.

God’s people were in a city that seemed like hell to them. In 597 B.C. the brightest and best of them had been carried out of their beloved city, Jerusalem and exiled to Babylon. The Babylonians had treated the Israelites abysmally. They had destroyed Jerusalem, ransacked the temple, ruined the economy, removed their leaders and enslaved the people.

The Shock of Being Asked to Pray a Prayer for Happiness for Our Community

What a shock it must have been to hear Jeremiah declare that God commanded them to work for the peace and prosperity of that hated city! And this wasn’t just the absence of conflict, but shalom – wellbeing, contentment, wholeness, health, safety and rest!

Pray a Prayer for Happiness and Peace Today

Likewise, we are commanded to further the public good, whatever we feel about the place where we live. This includes praying a prayer for happiness and peace

for our community and being a good neighbour. It means social action. It means volunteering in the community. It means smiling at people! It means driving carefully and safely. And most of all, it means doing all we can to ensure the community in which we live knows Jesus Christ.

Think It Over

Think about the following:

  • What are you doing to bring shalom to your community?

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