Enlistment for peace

Prayer and listening to God are the steps we can take right now to help bring peace.

Original in German

During the dark and anxious days of battle in Iraq and Kuwait last year, at least one development was especially wonderful, it seemed to me: observing so many people calling for peace and seeing newspapers and churches calling upon people to pray.

In the ninety-first Psalm, the writer describes those who will find genuine peace: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. ... Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler. ..." How shall we know, then, whether we are dwelling "in the secret place of the most High" and are under God's sure protection? Can we in fact live securely even though we are surrounded by unrest and threatened with danger? Can we meet civic obligations and at the same time dwell in God's secret place?

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