Creating the praise of the lips.
Peace, peace to him who is far and to him who is near,”
Says the Lord, “and I will heal him.”
For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
The Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven.”
Take words with you and return to the Lord.
Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity
And receive us graciously,
That we may present the fruit of our lips.
If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”
Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’
for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.
The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,
and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;