You have lamented the division in the land, the barriers that separate those in your cities, your towns, and villages. You are aware of the hate that spews online between factions, and you cringe at the words and attitudes which separate and divide the communities you inhabit. And yet, I long to heal the barriers in your heart towards those I have brought into the family alongside you, your brothers, and your sisters. Before I can work through you, through my people to bring about reconciliation between nations and in nations; before I can remove the lines that divide, the barriers that separate in your land, let me bring healing to your hearts so that you can love your brothers and sisters in Christ as I do.
Will you let me heal the wounds you have received at the hands, and from the mouths, of those within your church family? Will you let me heal your eyes so you can see each other through eyes of love and not judgment and criticism? Will you let me gently remove the barbs and the walls of self-protection, and soften the rough edges, so that I can meld your hearts together? Will you let me mould you into a safe space for me to bring the broken, the lost and the hurting? Will you let me make you into a loving, tight-knit family that reflects the heart of love that exists within our relationship as Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
I pray for them all to be joined together as one even as you and I, Father, are joined together as one. I pray for them to become one with us so that the world will recognise that you sent me.John 17:21 (TPT)
A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.John 13:34 (NIV)
Ask God where in your heart there are any barriers to those in your church family, first in your immediate context, in your local congregation and then in the broader context of the global church family.