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August 11 Prayer

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Happy August! Are you looking for an August 11 prayer to read and reflect on? We provide a guiding Bible verse, prayer questions, and example prayer for the day below.

These all come from our August Bible Reading Plan about Overwhelming Peace, so click here for the printout so you can follow along with us!

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Bible verse for August 11

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18 NIV)


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August 11 Prayer Reflection

“Everyone is fighting their own battle,” I normally whisper to myself when there is someone being terrible on the road.
Now that I live in North Carolina, it does not happen much anymore, but growing up outside of Baltimore, Maryland there was traffic constantly and a ton of aggressive drivers.
The aggressive driving used to get under my skin like no other. Before I was really following God, I tended to follow with aggression. Nothing would upset me more than people going out of their way to cut people off in traffic or people trying to drive others off the road. Once I started praying and following God more, instead of responding aggressively, I would respond by whispering “Everyone is fighting their own battle.”
Even though this is true and a great reminder, that should not be my reason for being peaceful when someone I interact with is anything but peaceful. Romans 12:18 calls us to try to do our best to be peaceful to others at all times. It doesn’t say “be peaceful in hopes that they will be peaceful too” or “be peaceful because everyone is facing a battle.” If we keep reading, it actually says to live at peace with everyone because taking avenge is not our job at all.
Romans 12:19-20 says (italics added):
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.  On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Living at peace doesn’t imply surrendering convictions or suppressing emotions, it simply means taking the peaceful route. We can still have disagreements and debates, but we have to make sure that we always choose the peaceful avenue to do it. It is what connects us closer to God.

Who will you interact with today where you can choose the peaceful path, even when it is hard?

August 11 Prayer 

Dear God, Help me to live a Romans 12:18 lifestyle and do everything in my power to make peace with everyone at all times. Doing this does not mean people walk all over me, but instead that I do everything in a peaceful manner while seeking God’s will first, Amen.

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  • Jessie Synan

    Jessie Synan is a dedicated Christian social media strategist, helping over 30 ministries quadruple+ their size and reach in the digital world. When she's not crafting online strategies, she serves as a part-time children's coordinator at her local church. She has her MA in Theological Studies.

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