27 SEP

2017

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

A prayer for peace

‘You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you.’ Isaiah 26:3 NLT

God’s peace doesn’t mean we’ll have a perfect, stress-free life. Instead, it gives us the security of knowing that when problems do come along, we don’t have to be anxious, because God’s there alongside us, supporting and helping us through tough times. So today, let’s take a few minutes to pray this prayer for peace: ‘Lord, Your Word says, “God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ” (Philippians 4:7 NCV). Today, I need this amazing peace to settle my nerves and calm my mind. Please fill my heart with Your peace, until there’s no room left for stress and worry. Your Word says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isaiah 26:3 NLT). Instead of thinking about my fears and worries, help me to focus on Your goodness, Your faithfulness, Your healing power, Your overflowing resources, and Your forgiving heart. Jesus said, ‘I leave you peace; my peace I give you...So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid’ (John 14:27 NCV). Lord, show me what can rob me of Your peace. I really want to know, so I’m aware of exactly what I need to confess, what I need to commit to, and what I need to change. Your Word says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts” (Colossians 3:15 NIV). Today, I want to be ruled by Your peace instead of my fears and worries. So I give all my concerns to You, because I trust You to work them out for my good and for Your glory. Thank You for the gift of peace that You offer to me. In Jesus’ Name I pray: Amen.’

What now?
Do you know someone who would appreciate a prayer for peace? Why not share today’s reading with them, or even invite them to pray the prayer with you.

Is 47-49, Col 1

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