"And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away
captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have
peace." (Jeremiah 29:7)
The principle involved in this text would suggest to all of us who are the Lord's
strangers and foreigners that we should be desirous to promote the peace and prosperity of
the people among whom we dwell. Specially should our nation and our city be blest by our
constant intercession. An earnest prayer for your country and other countries is well
becoming in the mouth of every believer.
Eagerly let us pray for the great boon of peace, both at home and abroad. If strife should
cause bloodshed in our streets, or if foreign battle should slay our brave soldiers, we
should all bewail the calamity; let us therefore pray for peace and diligently promote
those principles by which the classes at home and the races abroad may be bound together
in bonds of amity.
We ourselves are promised quiet in connection with the peace of the nation, and this most
desirable; for thus we can bring up our families in the fear of the Lord and also preach
the Gospel without obstruction or hindrance. Today let us be much in prayer for our
country, confessing national sins and asking for national pardon and blessing, for Jesus'