The Second Sunday after Pentecost
PROVERBS 12:20 (ABP)
Plant peace-seeds, harvest joy.
MATTHEW 5:9 (NTE)
Blessings on the peacemakers! You’ll be called God’s children.
We're blessed with joy when we pursue peace.
Prince of peace, you break down barriers between people. Thank you that you yourself are our peace. You call me to be a peacemaker. Discord and unrest make me feel anxious and insecure. Show me how to look past differences and seek unity. With your spirit's guidance, let me promote peace and brotherhood in Christ. Amen. (Daily Texts, Ground Up Grace edition)