Father God, Yahweh Shalom, you are the God of Peace. Temper our interactions with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Give us the words to speak truth in love. Whom among us has not sinned against you? Gather us to stand in unity and your unfailing Truth. I ask in the name of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded, and he went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, ‘Behold, because the Lord, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, he gave them into your hand, but you have killed them in a rage that has reached up to heaven. And now you intend to subjugate the people of Judah and Jerusalem, male and female, as your slaves. Have you not sins of your own against the Lord your God? Now hear me, and send back the captives from your relatives whom you have taken, for the fierce wrath of the Lord is upon you.’” (2 Chronicles 28: 9-11 ESV)