Peace Comes Through Prayer
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
Once we have made peace with God, how do we maintain that peace? How do we keep the peace of God ruling and reigning within our souls? Peace comes through prayer.
We are to walk in God—live, move, and have our being in Him—and we do this by prayer. We live and move in God through prayer. We pray “in everything”—all day long as we walk and move about our daily affairs. We are to pray about everything no matter how small and insignificant it may seem. God is interested in the details of our lives, in the most minute details. He wants us acknowledging Him in all our ways or steps because He wants to care and look after every single step.
Now picture the scene: we are walking throughout the day, and God is taking care of every step of the way. What then can take the peace of God away from us? Absolutely nothing! For as we walk in prayer and fellowship with God, God is infusing us with His presence and peace. No matter the conflict or trial, we are continuing to share with God and God is continuing to infuse us with His peace. Through prayer He is giving us the peace to conquer and walk through the trial. Our relationship with God and His peace is unbroken.
- When anxiety arises, is your first instinct to pray?
- How can you begin to pray “in everything” throughout your day?