Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the many promises in Your Word about one of man’s greatest needs and desires, peace of mind. Since I can never totally avoid the conflict and strife in the world around me, many times I get caught up in the day to day stress, grief and sorrows of this life.
Show me how to rest in the marvelous gift of peace You have given to those who believe in Jesus. “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” John 16:33.
What an amazing statement of power and peace. It is such a blessing to have You make it clear in Your Word that after accepting Jesus as my Savior my peace with God is secure forever. It is only the peace of God that I have to pursue for the rest of my life. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 5:1.
Keep me from fixating on the illusions of peace this world brings but rather, direct me to focus on the promise and the instruction in Isaiah 26:3. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Direct me to trust the peace of Christ to rule in my heart and mind, and to give You the glory for that peace.
I bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.