Lord Jesus, you are my light, my strength, my salvation and the lover of my soul. You break not only the chains of sin, but you also bring down the barriers between God and man. You end divisions among men. Thank you for your prayer of unity in the garden. Thank you for drawing me into this new body by your work on the cross. Thank you for crushing enmity by the power of your blood. Open my heart and eyes to the reconciliation of all in your name and authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.” (Ephesians 2:14-16 ESV)