Peace

Peace

Here is a responsive reading focusing on “peace” as defined in scripture.

Pastor: The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. – Psalm 29:11
All:  I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. – Psalm 4:8

Pastor:  Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. – Psalm 34:14
All:  I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints— but let them not return to folly.  – Psalm 85:8

Pastor: LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us. – Isaiah 26:12
All: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

Pastor: Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. – Isaiah 54:10
All: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5

Pastor:  Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, – Romans 5:1
All: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. – Luke 2:14

Pastor:  You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. – Isaiah 55:12
All: For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, – Romans 14:17

Pastor:  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13
All:  Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. – Jude 1:2

Here is a listing of music that might be appropriate as a follow-up to this reading:
In Peace and Joy I now Depart (CW 269)
O God of Love, O King of Peace (CW 519)
Grant Peace, We Pray, in Mercy, Lord (CW 522)
May the Peace of God (CWS 745)
Peace Like a River – It is Well (CWS 760, LAPPY 154)
Let the Peace of Christ Rule in Your Heart (LAPPY 176)
Peace, Like a River ( LAPPY 238)
Peace be Yours (BOB 183)

CW = Christian Worship (Lutheran Hymnal)
CWS = Christian Worship Supplement
LAPPY = Let All the People Praise You Songbook
BOB = Best of the Best in Contemporary Praise and Worship

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

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