The sweet amen of peace is a line from an old Christian hymn, “Lead On O King Eternal,” by Ernest W. Shurtleff (lyrics):
Lead on, O King eternal,
till sin’s fierce war shall cease,
and holiness shall whisper
the sweet amen of peace.
For not with swords loud clashing,
nor roll of stirring drums;
with deeds of love and mercy
the heavenly kingdom comes.
Read it here.
Our Lord speaks of His love, mercy and favor. “And God said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, The Lord, before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy and loving-kindness on whom I will show mercy and loving-kindness.” Ex. 33:19 (Amplified Bible).
In an article for the Haaretz Newspaper (Dec. 3, 2013), Gili Cohen wrote:
The Israel Defense Forces has been providing humanitarian aid to Syrians living near the border, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon revealed on Tuesday during a tour of the frontier.
According to Ya’alon, Israel has sent water and food, including baby foods, across the border, and has been helping the Syrians prepare for winter.
“Given the fact that these villages are besieged and have no access to anyplace else, we are helping for humanitarian reasons,” the defense minister said.
Moshe Ya’alon (born Dec. 6, 1950, nickname “Bogie”) is the political head of the Ministry of Defense in Israel. He oversees the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and other security forces and industries. We have written about him before. You can read about him on Wikipedia, too.
Our prayer for Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon:
“O Lord God of our fathers—the only God in all the heavens, the ruler of all the kingdoms of the earth—you are so powerful, so mighty. Who can stand against you?” 2 Chron. 20:6 (Living Bible).
Thank you for your perfect plan to use Israel to bless all the nations of the world. Gen. 12:3. Thank you, Lord, for using Israel’s gifts to bless humanity. And thank you for the IDF’s interpretation of Your word, and for their divinely inspired acts of loving-kindness. Continue to use the IDF to help us comprehend the height and depth of Your love for us.
Thank you for raising up Moshe Ya’alon, a Defender of Israel. Thank you for anointing him to act with mercy and compassion on these Syrian border people. He’s shown us that Your love has no boundaries. Reveal to him the passion of Your heart as You did for your servant Joshua.
Christians ask all these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.
And we pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Ps. 122:6. “Peace be on Israel.” Ps. 125:5 (NIV).