Instruments of peace

Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. I Pet. 3:11

We face continual tension between good and evil and make choices every day that sow one or the other. Keeping an intentional focus on doing good and maintaining peace helps us in our personal relationships and strengthens us spiritually. Prayer and participation in missions and service help us contribute to goodness and peace in the world around us.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace and help me to sow love, forgiveness, faith, hope, light, and joy in the face of hatred, injury, doubt, despair, darkness, and sadness.