Blessed are the Peacemakers

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

June 15, 2018

In previous posts we asked for prayer that North Korea would avoid any nuclear proliferation and threats of war. In the Sermon on the Mount, Our Lord gave the highest praise for those who pursue peace: “Blessed are the Peacemakers” (Mt 5:9).

So it was that the world watched with baited breath on June 12th as President Trump met with North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un, in Singapore to begin the process of hammering out a peace agreement between our two countries. Peace has not been a reality on the Korean Peninsula since 1950, the start of the Korean War. Seventy-plus years later that milestone is within reach.

Are we to thank President Trump and Kim Jong-Un for advancing the cause of peace? Of course. Both men and countries have much to gain from peace talks and a tangible reduction of tensions in the region. In fact, the whole world benefits from a nuclear bad actor renouncing the threat of nuclear war.

But the one we must thank most of all for the movement toward peace is Almighty God, the Holy Spirit of Jesus, who has answered the prayers of all men and women of good will for peace. God is not deaf to the cries of good people, and in fact He sometimes answers heartfelt prayers with astonishing results.

Jesus’ bold blessing of peacemakers has as much relevance today as when He uttered it in Palestine two thousand years ago: “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Although nations must at times go to war to defend themselves, peace is always the most tangible cause and blessing to the world community.

In order to help the peace effort, the One Our Father campaign is asking everyone to pray a single Our Father a day. We are praying for President Trump and his reform agenda for America, and along with these prayers we ask God’s blessing on all who open their hearts to peace. With millions of prayers ascending to heaven, we will be assured of victory.

Ask friends and families to join our campaign and please pass on the prayer request to all you know. Just as we can never have too much peace, so we can never have too much prayer!