Psalm 29:11b, “the LORD blesses his people with peace.”
[You, Lord Jesus, are the Prince of Peace, the Purchaser of Peace, the Purveyor of Peace. I praise you that in your willing sacrifice for our sins, you opened the way for a three dimensional peace—peace with you, with ourselves and with others.
Thank you that you have placed in our hands you the power to produce peace through forgiveness. This is the power to move against what is in this twisted world where we naturally seek revenge, hold grudges and strike back.
Instead we can be both grace receivers and grace givers— receiving your forgiveness as we confess and repent; forgiving ourselves; and forgiving others as you have forgiven us, thereby extending grace by doing what is high and gracious, freeing and healing.
In this you have richly blessed us, displaying your marvelous love in your gracious, transforming forgiveness, offered to all, efficacious to all who receive it.
I praise you for your love that is higher than the heavens, wider than the universe, longer than eternity, deeper than our imagination.
I praise you today for what will come to pass and what will not come to pass, for success and failure, for opportunities to forgive myself and others, thereby giving you glory and passing on your blessings to others.
You are worthy of our worship and love, our praise and honor, our surrender and obedience. May we live in these, exalting your name before the nations, before the unseen hosts of angels and the domain of the devil.
Today may our obedience to what we know to be right bring you honor in all, Lord Jesus, as we confess our sins to you and receive your forgiveness, as we forgive ourselves and then forgive others.