Wednesday, 15 August 2018

100 DAYS OF PRAYER

100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 15 August
89 days to go
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 (ESV)

PRACTISING PEACE

Jesus, the Prince of Peace, invites us to stay close and connected to him. In some of his final words before his own death, he speaks tenderly to his closest followers in the Upper Room. Using the metaphor of a vine and branches, Jesus explains that we can receive his life of love, joy and peace, just like branches that bear fruit because they receive sap from the vine. Without the sap, they will dry up and die. Even in the midst of life’s challenges, pressures, anxieties and fears, it is possible to know confidence and security. If we abide in Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit we can experience what the apostle Paul calls the ‘fruit’ of peace, joy and love (Galatians 5. 22- 24).

PRAYER
Lord Jesus, amongst the many distractions challenges and fears in our lives, help us to draw near and stay connected to you so that we may receive your peace, joy and love. May these fruits grow and increase in our life.

This reflection and prayer is contributed by Rob Hare, a Project Manager for Bible Society.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days