Thursday, July 13 — Psalm 84:1–7
Isaiah 32:1–33:16; Ephesians 5:21–33
Reuben said to his brothers, “Shed no blood.” Genesis 37:22
Always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 NIV
Peace-giving God, we know that there is never a time when violence is helpful. We will neither shed blood nor harm others. Help us in this commitment—bringing peace to our woeful world and healing to hearts torn by violence. Make us instruments of your perfect peace. Amen.