Praying for Peace

Praying for Peace

Father, please grant me the the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding to guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7) Thank you for supplying my every need according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19) I know that You know what I need before I ask You. (Matthew 6:8) And like a father who when his son asks him for bread, won’t give him a stone. Or if he asks for a fish, won’t give him a serpent, even though he is evil, but gives good gifts to his children, how much more will You, Father, give good things to those who ask You. (Matthew 7:9–11)

You are love, (1 John 4:8b) and I trust that you apportion to each of us individually as you will, (1 Corinthians 12:11) because your will is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) I pray that I can quickly recognize that you will work all things together for my good because you have called me according to Your purpose. (Romans 8:28)  I know that my steps are established by You, when I delight in Your way; though I fall, I will not be cast headlong, for You uphold my hand. (Psalm 37:23–24) I know that the heavens and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it belongs to you. (Deuteronomy 10:14) Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now I thank you, my God, and praise your glorious name. (1 Chronicles 29:10–13)

I know it has been granted to me that for the sake of Christ I should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake. (Philippians 1:29) You have raised me up for this purpose, to show me Your power, so that Your name may be proclaimed in all the earth. (Exodus 9:16) Please help me to have eyes to see and ears to hear, (Deuteronomy 29:4, ESV) so I may give You thanks in all circumstances; for this is Your will in Christ Jesus for me. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) I believe that I cannot receive even one thing unless it is given me from heaven. (John 3:27) After all, who has spoken and it came to pass, unless You have commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come? (Lamentations 3:37–38) Because I know this, I will count it all joy when I meet trials of various kinds, for I know that the testing of my faith produces steadfastness. And I will let steadfastness have its full effect, so that I may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2–4)

Kingship belongs to You O LORD, and You rule over the nations. (Psalm 22:28)  The earth is Yours and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein. (Psalm 24:1)  You sit enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever. (Psalm 29:10, ESV) You are a great God, and a great King above all gods. (Psalm 95:3) The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to You O LORD. (Proverbs 21:31)  I remember the former things of old; You are God, and there is no other; You are God, and there is none like You, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done. Your counsel shall stand, and You will accomplish all Your purposes. (Isaiah 46:9–10)

Thank you that I did not choose You, but You chose me and appointed me that I should go and bear fruit and that my fruit should abide, so that whatever I ask in Jesus’ name, You will give it to me. (John 15:16) I trust that You foreknew me and predestined me to be conformed to the image of Your Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. (Romans 8:29)