One of the Scriptures that comforts me most is Philippians 4: 4 – 9. It is Paul’s final exhortations in his letter to the church in Philippi. It reads:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Well, it’s just that simple. Give prayer and get peace. Who doesn’t need more peace in their life!
I would like to renew my commitment to prayer and I’d like to invite you to join me on this journey. Through the remainder of this year, I will blog about different prayer traditions and ideas for making more time for prayer in your life.
Next week, I am going to share with you about the Catholic tradition of novenas.