Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Saturday, July 18, 2015
Praying God’s Peace
Tonight’s chapter in Praying the New Testament as Psalms highlighted peace. Peace expressed in various verses, peace displayed in various ways.
I agreed with many of these modern verses from this modern psalm. The composite verses are true, and worthwhile, and give more information about peace. However, none of them touched me significantly, until I reached the last verse. That one hit home.
“Jesus, You have given Your peace to me,/May I never be troubled or afraid.”  This sentiment from John 14 made me think hard. And, take a deep breath. And, ultimately, thank God.
Today was quite a day. I left the house a little after 6 am, drove hundreds of miles, and now am at a conference. Hectic, happy, jumbled, tiring, emotional. That was just to begin with. I’m sure there are more emotions I’m feeling right now, but I haven’t had the time to figure out quite what they are yet. There’s time enough for that tomorrow. Tonight, I’ll concentrate on God’s peace.
Peace. God’s peace. I need God’s peace right now!
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for Your gift of peace. Even when things are hectic, I so appreciate Your free gift to me. When everything seems jumbled and stress-filled, You promise that I might not be troubled. It’s not any generic, cheap quality of peace that’s coming my way. No, it’s Your peace. Top quality, extra special kind of peace. Your peace.
Thank You, God. I appreciate it, so much.
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 Praying the New Testament as Psalms, Desmond O’Donnell, OMI, and Maureen Mohen, RSM, (United States of America: ACTA Publications, 2002.), 151.