(Week 5 of Advent)
Before you begin, ask God to reveal to your heart the ways that the enemy has robbed you of the peace. Recommit these things to Him . . .
I thank You Father, that Jesus Himself is my peace and that He has completely destroyed the barrier that separated me from You! How grateful I am that I have been reconciled to Him through His blood shed on the cross and now have peace with You.
Forgive me I pray, for the times that I do not cast my cares and anxieties onto You, but instead carry them myself, and allow my heart to be weighed down and needlessly burdened. I ask that Your peace, which is beyond my ability to understand, guard my heart and my mind–cover me, because I am in Christ Jesus. I belong to You. Thank You Lord Jesus, for the peace that You give to me, which is so very different than the fleeting attempts of the world to quiet my heart. Guard my heart by Your Holy Spirit, that I might not be afraid. Help me to learn to be still and know that You are God, to hear Your voice in the midst of the storms that I face saying “Peace, be still.” Keep me from fear and increase my faith. May my life be characterized by Your peace, no matter what situation I might face, that You may be glorified in me and through me, and receive the praise that is due Your name.
- May I love Your Word that I might have great peace and not stumble.
- May my mind be controlled by Your Holy Spirit and produce life and peace.
- May Your strength and peace fill my life, because I belong to You.
Lord Jesus, You are my Wonderful Counselor, You are Mighty God, the Everlasting Father incarnate, and Prince of Peace! With You all things are possible. I invite You into the impossible situations of my life, and ask that as I wait on You, You fill me with Your peace–for my hope is in You alone and I trust in Your great name.
Ephesians 2:14; Colossians 1:20; Romans 5:1; 1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:7; John 14:27; Psalm 46:10; Mark 4:35-41; Psalm 119:165; Romans 8:6; Psalm 29:11; Isaiah 53:6; Matthew 19:26
–Tiece L. King is the author of the Pray the Word series: Pray the Word: 90 Prayers That Touch the Heart of God, Pray the Word: 31 Prayers That Touch the Heart of God, Pray the Word for Your Church (PrayerShop Publishing).