"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
I find myself praying for peace alot lately. Not world peace, even though that is certainly a worthy prayer. We all know that there won't truly be peace in the world until Jesus, the Prince of Peace, returns. No, I am talking about personal peace--the "please breathe on me Lord before I lose my mind!" kind of peace.
We all have those days (or weeks or months or even years) when the best we can do is cry out for His help or His peace or both! No thou's and thee's, no "Dear Heavenly Father's", no praying around the world for everyone we know (which definately has it's place). Just a simple " I need your peace, Lord." He knows all that is really packed into that one line request. In fact, more than likely, He's the one who put it on our hearts to ask Him for it in the first place! Try to wrap your mind around that one. He often tells us what to ask Him for so that He can turn around and give it to us! Wow, really?
Need any peace?