'You will keep him in perfect peace.' Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
Here is a prayer for peace:
'Lord, your Word says, "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you" (Isaiah 26:3 NKJV). Your Word says, "The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace" (Psalm 29:11 NIV). Your Word says, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you...Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (John 14:27 NIV). Your Word says, "The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7 NIV). Today I need this peace which transcends understanding to settle my nerves and calm my mind. Instead of thinking about my fears and worries, help me to focus on your goodness, your faithfulness, your healing power, your overflowing resources, and your forgiving heart. Take up residence within me and fill me with your peace. Show me what's robbing me of it. I really want to know, Father, so I can be specific in what I need to confess, what I need to commit to, and what I need to change. I open myself to you now. Teach me the secret of lasting peace. I thank you now for whatever it will take to help me receive the peace you have so generously offered to me. Your Word says, "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts" (Colossians 3:15 NIV). Today I want to be ruled by your peace instead of my fears and worries. So I give all my concerns to you, trusting you to work them out for my good and your glory. In Jesus' name I pray: Amen.'
Soulfood: 1 Cor 7-9, Mark 15:1-11, Ps 68:1-18, Prov 25:13-16