Lord God Almighty I take refuge beneath the sovereignty of Your presence. When worldly reactions deceive me into stepping across the boundary of truth into the territory of fear, redirect my heart to Your promises, God. You have declared me to be an ambassador of reconciliation especially when differences stir up hatred and contempt. Steady my heart, Lord. I am prone to self-defense when I feel attacked. I am prone to attack when I feel shamed. Forgive my selfish inclinations Lord Jesus because You are the defender of my soul. Your opinion is the one that matters. Your truth is the foundation which I stand on. All things in heaven and earth are Yours to command. Remind me when I forget that things are never out of Your control. Walk me through Your permissive will when the terrain feels treacherous and contrary to all that You desire. Vanquish the shadows that cloud my vision and stir up chaos in my heart. In my nearness to You I find peace. In my petitions to You I find clarity. Father, unscramble the messiness of my misunderstanding the times I have been given to live in. I am forever Yours. Nothing happens without Your permission. Nothing occurs that cannot be conformed to Your will. Walk me forward in steps of forgiveness and a countenance of peace so that I can represent Your ministry of reconciliation to this world. Under the Word of truth in 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 and the authority of Christ I humble myself in prayer.
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19, ESV