God’s Word is powerful. It takes my mind off of my surroundings and places it on God—where it should be. God’s Word is also a great launching place for prayer. Today, join me in praying for peace.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. —2 Thessalonians 3:16
Dear Lord Jesus, I thank you that you’re the Lord of peace. When I turn to you, it doesn’t mean all my problems will be solved immediately. When I turned to you, it does not mean I’ll have all the answers to my questions or that my worries will vanish like the morning dew under the sun’s rays. Instead, the peace comes from within me as I remember that you love me completely, and that you are in control. When you come in my needy moments you give peace at all times and in every way. “The Lord be with all of you” . . . that sounds so general and “churchy.” But when I allow those words to sink in I realize they are for me . . . for today.
Jesus, I declare you as my Lord, and with you I find calm and peace. Today—this moment—I choose to look to you, instead of focusing on the people and problems that hound me. Because I am your child, you will lift my heart, tilt my head heavenward, and help me to rise above every difficulty. And when worry begins to weigh me down, one distrusting thought after another, may you remind me that you are worthy of my trust.
I choose to live my life for you, knowing that you go before me. I declare that you are my Lord, always there to guide, to protect, and to use me to impact others for your kingdom. And even during times when you take me beyond my comfort zone and the peace is hard to find, I know that you are with me still. I also know that when I choose to rejoice in all circumstances, I’m actively choosing to focus on you. I know, Lord, that it’s through the praise from my parched lips that you draw me to you, bringing your peace again, and again, and again.