Many of us look very collected and at ease on the outside, whereas on the inside we are experiencing a battle zone or we feel like a volcano waiting to erupt. Inner peace is totally lacking.
More often than not, these constant uneasy states of mind affect our health. It also affects us mentally and spiritually. The devil knows that what affects us can control us. So why give the devil the chance to gain control?
Our lack of inner peace arises when we have not entrusted everything to God.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1
When you have complete trust in the Lord, all your worries will go away because he has even assured us in his Scriptures that all who are heavily burdened will be given peace.
His assurance is enough and it is all that we need. So if you are feeling worried, frustrated, nervous and disturbed. Take out a little time and talk to the Lord. He always listens. Join me in prayer…
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
Praying for Inner Peace
Lord Jesus, I am upset, troubled and disturbed. Bless me with the grace of inner peace. As you commanded the storms in the sea to be still, command the storms in my life to be calm as well.
Lord, please help me to clear my heart and mind of all negativity and drama. Please help me to release all anger, worries and frustrations. I can’t help thinking about my problems.
And, the more I think about them, the more depressed I become. I feel as though I am sinking down in quicksand and cannot get out. Calm me, lord.
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Proverbs 16:7 When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
I need to focus
I can’t seem to focus anymore on the things that matter most: my relationship with you. Help me push aside all the turmoil and obstacles that distract me from you.
Lord Jesus, give me your peace. Boost me with your love and energy, for I have become spiritually drained from worrying so much.
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. Romans 8:6?
Praying to overcome fear
I know that trust is a big part of experiencing peace and that fear has no place in my life. Most of the things I worry about or dread don’t even happen.
So I’m declaring my trust in you. I’m releasing the reins of my life again and asking you to take control.
I am uneasy and exhausted. Teach me, Lord, to attain a sweet state of tranquility in my heart, body and soul. I place myself in your hands, Lord.
Guide my words, thoughts and my actions so that I walk your path of peace and love. Amen.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16.33