A Glory Seed Devotional
Praying IN Peace…
“Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” (Philippians 4:6–7, CEV)
Everyone prays FOR something. It may be FOR a big thing. It may be a FOR small thing. It may be FOR a health issue. It may be FOR a financial issue. It may be FOR themselves or others. It may not even be FOR something it may be to praise and thank God FOR blessings already received. But everyone does prays FOR something.
While everyone prays for something I am suggesting that when you “offer up your prayers and requests to God,” you do so IN peace. But what does it mean to pray IN peace? Praying IN peace does not mean you need to wait for all conflict to subside. In fact the majority of our praying is done in the midst of storms of all sorts. Praying IN peace simply means we pray with the assurance that God not only listens, that God not only answers our prayers, but more importantly God through the Holy Spirit IS present with us.
When we pray IN peace we offer up our prayers and requests to God and then trust the Holy Spirit with the outcome. I have discovered over the years that as important as it is to me for God to grant my requests it is his presence that calms the storms even when my requests are not granted. However, just because my requests are not granted within my time frame doesn’t mean God is not considering them. The following prayer is not only an excellent example of what it means to pray IN peace it is also an excellent example of how me might end our prayers, “But I pray to you, LORD. So when the time is right, answer me and help me with your wonderful love.” (Psalms 69:13 CEV)
Believe it! Experience it!
Grace and PEACE,
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“Turn to the Lord! He can still be found. Call out to God! He is near.” (Isaiah 55:6, CEV)
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Scripture marked CEV are taken from the Contemporary English Version © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible Society, Used by Permission.