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A Prayer for Peace
(From the book Prayers I, by Dr. Mary Craig)
My heavenly Father,
This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). I trust in You, delight myself in You, Lord, commit my way unto You this day, and rest in You, waiting patiently for You (Psalm 37:3-7). I am happy inasmuch as my God is the Lord (Psalm 144:15).
Thank You, Father, that You rejoice over me with joy (Zephaniah 3:17). You redeem my life from the pit, satisfy me with good things and execute righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed (Psalm 103:4-6). You comfort the waste places and provide joy and gladness, thanksgiving and the voice of melody (Isaiah 51:3). The joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10), and even today I count it all joy when I encounter tests or trials (James 1:2).
I have been delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of Your dear Son (Col. 1:13). The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). Therefore, I can know the peace of God which passes all understanding.
I keep my mind stayed on You (Isaiah 26:3). I humble myself under Your mighty hand that in due time You may exalt me, and I cast my care upon You as You command (I Peter 5: 6, 7) . Here are my concerns today:
I cast down vain imaginations and every high thing exalting itself against the knowledge of You. I bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5). I lay aside besetting sin and whatever entangles me and look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith (Heb. 12:1,2).
Today I commit to fix my mind on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and deserving of praise (Phil. 4:8). I will not let my heart be troubled or afraid, but will remember to be of good cheer, for Jesus has overcome the world (John 14:1; John 16:33).
In Jesus I have peace.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.
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