Peace Keeps Me Sane

Heavenly Father I praise You for Your word and that it is very honest to us of how life will be here. I praise You that You give us insight that life is not long and to live it to the fullest. I praise You for the resurrection of Christ which gives us hope beyond the little time we are here on the earth. I praise You for the hope that sustains me when I face the hard times of life so that I can enjoy the good times and live fulfilling my purpose.  

Holy Spirit I witness the chaos of the world around me yet within me is a deep and eternal peace. My joy gives me strength, my hope gives me the power to move forward, but my peace is what sustains me through all phases and times of life. Christ said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” He said this just before He would face the cross. Help me to absorb this peace and make it the essence of who I am so the world may know that I am Yours and that I fear only disappointing You in how I live, think, speak, and respond to life. Give me the strength and wisdom to be like those who have gone before me and stood on the foundation of Your salvation and peace so that no matter what I face I will honor You.  

Grace and peace will be multiplied to me through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given to me all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of God who has called me to His glory and excellence, by which He has given to me exceedingly great and precious promises so that through these things I might become a partaker of the divine nature and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. For this reason, help me to make every effort to add virtue to my faith; and to my virtue, knowledge, and to my knowledge, self-control; and to my self-control, patient endurance; and to my patient endurance, godliness; and to my godliness, brotherly kindness; and to my brotherly kindness love. For if all of these reside in me and abound, they will ensure that I will neither be useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. Help me to diligently make my calling and election sure so that when I add all these areas into my life I will not stumble and will be able to enter into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which will be abundantly provided for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 2 Peter 1:3-11 MEV version