March 10 (Lent, Day 9): The City Of God

March 10 (Lent, Day 9): The City Of God

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Chris Rowekamp

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! ‘May they be secure who love you! Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!’ For my brothers and companions’ sake I will say, ‘Peace be within you!’ For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.”
—Psalm 122:6-9 ESV


We are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, the city of God, the place where his presence dwells.

In a New Testament context, this is not speaking of a physical city, but the people of God, his dwelling place.

We are called to pray for the peace of the greater family of believers in Jesus.

And not just pray, but seek their good.

For in the end, we are not on this pilgrimage alone. We are surrounded by a family of believers who are on this journey with us.

Our life of faith was always meant to be lived in (and for) community.

Here is a simple prayer to carry with you today:

Inhale: For your people, God,
Exhale: I pray for peace.

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