God has made it crystal clear the way peace can be achieved: Those who want peace must first humble themselves. Second, the humbled people of God are ready to join together in prayers that will be heard by God. Together, God’s prayerful, humbled people will be enabled to authentically seek (and thus always find) power in the glow of God’s bright and shining face. Then they will have capacity to understand– and to turn from– their wickedness. As a consequence, God promises to hear, to forgive, and to heal.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14