Praying from James 4:1 relating to Sinful desires, Conflict, Spiritual warfare.
Dear God, help us to understand where wars and fightings among us come from. May we recognize that they stem from our own selfish desires that wage war within us. Please give us the strength to resist these temptations and to seek peace and unity with one another. Help us to love and serve one another as you have called us to do. Amen.
Verse: Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don’t they come from your pleasures that war in your members?
This is a Command. The verse is urging the reader to examine the source of conflicts and to recognize that they often stem from selfish desires within oneself. The implication is that by addressing these internal struggles, one can reduce external conflicts.