Prayer for Peace

Father,

Today, please bring peace…

  • to those who are hurting in body
  • to those who are hurting in their emotions
  • to those who are scared because the world is difficult to understand
  • to those who don’t feel loved
  • to those who have had family leave them, or they have had to leave due to choices not of their own
  • to the person who feels misunderstood
  • to the one who feels inadequate
  • to the one who doesn’t know where to turn
  • to those in the busy city
  • to those in the slow nursing home
  • to those who feel no peace.

Peace, not as the world gives, but as you give.

We need your peace desperately, and we are asking for that peace for us, for our city, for our state, for our country, for the countries of the world.

Through Jesus,

the Prince of Peace

Atlas of the World Coloring Book by Amber Books, Ltd. 2017

Sometimes the way a book is marketed isn’t necessarily the only way you can use the book.

I visited Barnes & Noble in Greensboro, NC recently. They place books in the entrance foyer to grab your attention. One of the stacks of books was an Atlas of the World Coloring Book. On the inside front cover it says:

Atlas of the World Coloring Book is both an excellent reference guide and a relaxing learning tool.

However, when I saw the book, I saw it could fulfill needs I had that weren’t mentioned.

I had been praying through the countries of the world, but then I stopped praying for them.

Honestly, prayer sometimes can get mundane, repetitious, even boring when trying to pray through lists of countries, people, etc. So, if you want to keep up your prayer life, I’ve found you have to look for new ways to continue praying through these lists.

This book answered my prayer in two ways.

One, I was looking for updated maps of the world. The world is constantly changing. Countries that were one, split into two such as Sudan. Sometimes they change names. This book was published in 2017. So, it is current.

Two, it gave me an interesting way to continue my goal of praying through the countries of the world.

The atlas shows the topographical layout of countries on some maps. It shows the divisions of countries on other maps. It gives tidbits of information about countries on the pages. In other words, lots of things to add to my prayer as I go through the countries.

This is a fascinating book that could be used for children to learn more about the world. It could be used in home schools or public schools for extra outside work.

Look for ways to enhance your prayer life. Maybe a coloring book can help you. Besides, it’s fun to be a kid again at times!