Prayer For God’s Peace Within

This Prayer For Inner Peace Comes In Handy When Life Gets Crazy

Prayer For God’s Peace Within

Is your heart troubled? Are you feeling the psalmist, who asked his own soul, “Why are you in despair? And why have you become disturbed within me?” One of the hardest parts of knowing inner peace is understanding how it has nothing to do with control. If you’re having trouble with trust or finding the words to pray above the howling of the scary storms, feel free to offer up these words to the Lord now!

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Oh Lord, sometimes my insides feel a battle zone, where missiles are falling too close to home. Other times I’m caught in an endless storm, with thoughts flying control. Confusion reigns, and defeat creeps in to steal my joy.

I need your peace-the deep-down-in-your-heart kind that stays with me day and night and speaks confidently into the wind. Calm my anxious spirit, Lord; all the attacking “if-onlys” and “what-ifs” fill me with needless worry.

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 may need to pray this same prayer daily, but I’m tired of the frenzy of life that leaves my schedule and my thoughts without any margin.

I need more of you, Lord, and less of me.

I surrender and admit: I can’t control people, plans, or even all my circumstances, but I can yield those things to you, and focus on your goodness.

Thank you today for every good gift you’ve given, every blessing you’ve sent, all the forgiveness I did not deserve, and, yes, for every trial you’ve allowed into my life. You bring good every circumstance if I’ll only let go and believe you.

I know that when I pray and give thanks instead of worrying, you have promised that I can experience the kind of peace that passes all understanding. That’s your kind of peace, Lord. And it’s the kind I crave.

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Whenever I'm stressed, anxious, or afraid, help me remember to run to you. You’re the only one that can calm my fears and end my fretful behavior.

Whether in trivial or heavy matters, I know you will not only give me peace; Lord, you will be my peace.

And when I draw close to you-in prayer, in reading your Word, in helping another, in taking my mind off myself-you will be there, up close and personal.

I can’t handle these times alone, Lord. Will you speak peace and calm my storms, or hold my hand while we walk through them together? Will you bring the reassuring wisdom of those who have come through similar times into my life? Thank you, Lord. I’m trusting you.

In the name of the One who makes the wind and the waves stand still, Amen.

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Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart.

She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotionalDaily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com.

You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.

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21 Powerful Bible Prayers for Peace

Prayer For God’s Peace Within

In a world where such destruction is so prevalent, finding some room for rest and peace is difficult. These powerful bible prayers for peace will keep you searching for relief, while maintaining strong hope for our future.

Prayer #1

Oh Mighty and Loving Father, we come to you today to ask that you grant us peace in the middle of our raging storms.

Give us the peace we desire within our mind, body and soul, so that our hearts would not be troubled even as the gale sweeps down upon us. As the future presents its own fears, calm our storms and settle our hearts.

Prayer #2

Father, You are great and mighty and worthy to be praised for You have promised to carry me, to sustain me and to hold me steady even into my old age. Thank You that in You there is nothing in life for about which I need be concerned – for I am safe in Your hands.. knowing that You will uphold me with Your righteous right hand.

Speak Your perfect peace into my heart, I pray, in the midst of the troublesome circumstances in which I find myself, and keep me resting in Your love and abiding in Your precious peace – in the strong assurance that You are mighty to save in every season of life.

Thank You for the thrill of childhood, the experience of youth and the lessons of adulthood – and now as I face the twilight years of my life, I thank You Father for Your never failing promises and Your ever present sustaining power.

Flood my mind with Your peace I pray and enable me to sleep at night in tranquility of heart, knowing that the angel of Your presence is with me throughout the hours of darkness. Praise the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Prayer #3

Lord, I come before you ready to pour out my worries, anxieties and fears at Your feet. I am claiming and declaring Your promises for blessings of peace and strength over my life. Bring a peace into my soul that passes all worldly understanding and make me a light for others to see Your strength.

Prayer #4

O Gracious Father, give us peace within our homes. Be present in the middle of our petty arguments and fights. Be present in the homes of couples suffering from emotional, physical and mental abuse.

Dear God, give us the strength and comfort within our minds so that we will have the courage and wisdom to know when and how to walk away.

Prayer #5

Our Lord has promised us peace in these times of trial. He has provided a way for us to come to him in our times of need. The peace he can provide us can guard our minds and strengthen us. In his presence there is peace.

Prayer #6

Jesus, come and be my peace. God, I believe that you know better than me so I am going to leave this in your hands. Help me to look at my present circumstances from your perspective.

I want to trust you and rely on your strength to find contentment. I want to share the peace that I find in you with others.

When the opportunity comes to speak life and peace to a friend, give me the words and courage to offer: ‘Jesus will be your peace.’ Amen.

Prayer #7

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as he did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that he will make all things right if I surrender to his will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with him forever in the next.

Amen.

Prayer #8

Do not look forward to what might happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father who cared for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either he will shield you from suffering or he will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

Prayer #9

Lord Jesus, we adore your cross which frees us from sin, the origin of every division and evil; we proclaim your resurrection, which ransoms man from the slavery of failure and death; we await your coming in glory,

which will bring to fulfillment your kingdom of justice, joy and peace.

Prayer #10

I become quiet and focused on the Spirit of God. Alone with the presence of God, I feel a great serenity. I rediscover how refreshing it feels to be calm and at peace. I feel as if waves of peace are washing over me and clearing away any tenseness and anxiety. I know that I am eternally one with God.

In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.

Prayer #11

Dear God I ask for peace of mind. I pray that I am calm, collected and tranquil at all times today. I rest and relax in your presence. I let go of all anxious thoughts. I stop rushing and start praying. I let go and I let God. In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.

Prayer #12

Lord Jesus, by your glorious passion, conquer the hardness of our hearts, imprisoned by hatred and selfishness; by the power of your resurrection, save the victims of injustice and maltreatment from their suffering; by the fidelity of your coming,

confound the culture of death and make the triumph of life shine forth.

Prayer #13

Heavenly Father, Our house is a place where we welcome you. We give you freedom here. Dwell within our family, may we feel you near. Laugh with us, and dine with us, we listen out for you. And when we sleep watch over us, we give ourselves to you. We greet you every morning, we wake with you each day. Please fill this home with heavens peace and lead our hearts to pray.

Amen.

Prayer #14

Precious Lord, I give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace in all things. I want to thank you for your faithfulness even though at times of fall short in this life. Please grant me peace in my mind, body, soul and spirit. I ask that You heal and remove everything that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in my life.

Please guide my path through life, and make my enemies be at peace with who I am, for I am Your child. Let your peace reign within our family, at my place of work, businesses and everything I lay my hands on.
I ask these things in your name, Amen.

Prayer #15

O Virgin Mary, Queen of peace, you who stood at the foot of the cross, obtain from your Son pardon for our sins; you who never doubted the victory of his resurrection, sustain our faith and our hope; you who are enthroned as Queen in glory, teach us the royal road of service and the glory of love.

Amen.

Prayer #16

Father, please grant me peace of mind, and calm my troubled heart. My soul is so uneasy. I can’t seem to find my balance, so I stumble and worry constantly.

Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path You’ve laid out for me. I trust Your love, and know that you will heal this stress that I just can’t seem to shake.

Just as the sun rises each day against the dark of night, please bring me clarity with the light of the Holy Father. Amen

Prayer #17

Dear God, so much in going on in my life that I don’t know which way to turn and I come to you – broken in spirit to ask You to calm my inner turmoil. I have tried to sort things out in my own way, but it is all futile – and in my poverty I come before You Lord and submit to You – asking You to grant me peace of mind and a quieting to my soul.

Please give me Your peace and Your strength. I know that without You I can do nothing but I also know that Your peace is poured into the hearts of those that trust in You with all their hearts – Lord I trust You now and give my life and future into Your hands,

Thank You God,
Amen

Prayer #18

Times are hard Lord Jesus and my soul is getting troubled and afraid – and yet I know You told us NEVER to be dismayed or troubled. Keep me I pray from thoughts that vex my mind, for I know Lord that they are destructive to my soul and serve so positive purpose.

Lord Jesus I know that only You can bring true peace to our troubles hearts. Thank You for the precious gift of peace that You have promised to Your children. Your peace is so different from what the world has to offer – You have promised that You will keep all in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You.. Keep the eyes of my heart firmly fixed on my Lord Jesus.

I ask this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, my Saviour,
Amen

Prayer #19

Lord Jesus, unite to your cross the sufferings of the many innocent victims: the children, the elderly, and the persecuted Christians; envelop in paschal light those who are deeply wounded: abused persons, deprived of freedom and dignity;

let those who live in uncertainty experience the enduring constancy of your kingdom: the exiles, refugees, and those who have lost the joy of living.

Prayer #20

Heavenly Father as we read the newspapers and watch the breaking news headlines on our TV screens, we recognise that troublesome times are here and men’s hearts are failing for fear of what is taking place in the world.

Lord I know that unless my hope is in You I too will find that worldwide events that are currently taking place will cause me to faint from fear. Keep my heart fixed on You I pray and keep me looking to You each moment of the day and help me to trust implicitly in Your Word.

Overshadow me and all those I love with Your love and grace and draw each one of us into an ever deepening relationship with Yourself and a ever deepening desire to know You more and to serve You better with each passing day – This I ask in the preious name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer #21

Lord, help me to really know Your love for me, that any fear I may have will disappear. Thank You for Your peace which surpasses comprehension. Amen

Here is a great video from Pastor Rick Warren where he discusses how to keep from stressing out and to experience God’s peace in your life regardless of your circumstances.

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5 Powerful Prayers for Peace Within

Prayer For God’s Peace Within

Is your heart troubled? Are you feeling the psalmist, who asked his own soul, «Why are you in despair? And why have you become disturbed within me?» One of the hardest parts of knowing peace is understanding how it has nothing to do with control.

If you're having trouble with trust or finding the words to pray above the howling of the scary storms, feel free to offer up these words to the Lord now! Below are 5 of our most favorite prayers to speak when we need God's peace to speak over our heart and mind.

A Prayer for Peace Within

Oh Lord, sometimes my insides feel a battle zone, where missiles are falling too close to home. Other times I'm caught in an endless storm, with thoughts flying control.

Confusion reigns, and defeat creeps in to steal my joy. I need your peace—the deep-down-in-your-heart kind that stays with me day and night and speaks confidently into the wind.

Calm my anxious spirit, Lord; all the attacking «if-onlys» and «what-ifs» fill me with needless worry.

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 may need to pray this same prayer daily, but I'm tired of the frenzy of life that leaves my schedule and my thoughts without any margin.

I need more of you, Lord, and less of me.

I surrender and admit: I can't control people, plans, or even all my circumstances, but I can yield those things to you, and focus on your goodness.

Thank you today for every good gift you've given, every blessing you've sent, all the forgiveness I did not deserve, and, yes, for every trial you've allowed into my life. You bring good every circumstance if I'll only let go and believe you.

I know that when I pray and give thanks instead of worrying, you have promised that I can experience the kind of peace that passes all understanding. That's your kind of peace, Lord. And it's the kind I crave.

Whenever I’m stressed, anxious, or afraid, help me remember to run to you. You're the only one that can calm my fears and end my fretful behavior.

Whether in trivial or heavy matters, I know you will not only give me peace; Lord, you will be my peace.

And when I draw close to you—in prayer, in reading your Word, in helping another, in taking my mind off myself—you will be there, up close and personal.

I can't handle these times alone, Lord. Will you speak peace and calm my storms, or hold my hand while we walk through them together? Will you bring the reassuring wisdom of those who have come through similar times into my life? Thank you, Lord. I'm trusting you.

In the name of the One who makes the wind and the waves stand still, Amen. ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan

A Short Prayer for Peace

Lord, I come before you ready to pour out my worries, anxieties and fears at Your feet. I am claiming and declaring Your promises for blessings of peace and strength over my life. Bring a peace into my soul that passes all worldly understanding and make me a light for others to see Your strength.

A Prayer for Peace of Mind

Almighty God, We bless you for our lives, we give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace we receive. We thank you for your faithfulness even though we are not that faithful to you. Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us all around peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit. We want you to heal and remove everything that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives.

Please guide our path through life and make our enemies be at peace with us. Let your peace reign in our family, at our place of work, businesses and everything we lay our hands on.

Let your angels of peace go ahead of us when we go out and stay by our side when we return. In Jesus' name, Amen.

A Prayer for Missing Peace

Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the strength and peace that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus' name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland

A Prayer for Peace When You're Overwhelmed

Lord, when my heart is overwhelmed, overwhelm me with Your peace. Lead me to You, my rock. Guide me to Your Word which gives me strength and refuge. Help me not to run to lesser things. Draw me to run to You first. Help me get into the habit of taking my “overwhelmed” and placing it under your will. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Jennifer Rothschild

A Prayer for the Troubled Heart

Dear God, Our world is hurting and broken. We pray for those who have lost loved ones this week, please comfort them in their grief and loss, cover them with your peace and presence, as only your Spirit can do.

   We know that in whatever we face, you are our Peace and Refuge, a very present help in times of trouble. Thank you that you remind us throughout your Word, we do not face the storms alone, but you are always with us.  Whispering calm.

Speaking peace. Bringing rest to our souls.

We confess our need for you. We ask you to forgive us for trying to figure everything out on our own, for not trusting that you are more than able and powerful to work on our behalf.

Forgive us for picking back up what we already determined to lay down at your feet.

Give us the ability to trust you more, give us a heart that finds rest in your presence, give us the wisdom to seek peace and pursue it, remembering it’s only to be found in you alone.

Thank you that your yoke is easy and your burden is light. Thank you that you care for us. Thank you that the peace of your loving and strong presence guards and protects our hearts and minds in you.

Thank you that we do not have to walk in fear or live in overwhelmed cycles of worry and stress. Thank you for your voice that breaks through the greatest wind and storm swirling around us, and whispers “Peace, be still.

” Thank you that you sent your One and Only Son to set us free. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen. ~ Debbie McDaniel

A Prayer for Peace in Hard Times

Lord, when my heart is overwhelmed, overwhelm me with Your peace. Lead me to You, my rock. Guide me to Your Word which gives me strength and refuge. Help me not to run to lesser things. Draw me to run to You first. Help me get into the habit of taking my “overwhelmed” and placing it under your will. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Lysa Terkeurst

Lord, how I long to break free from negative thinking and embrace peace and joy and optimism. I invite You to begin transforming my thought patterns and help me recognize, reject and replace thoughts that are not pleasing to You. In Jesus' Name, Amen. ~ Traci Miles

Read more of a Prayer for Peace at Praywithme.com — Calm your mind and relieve anxiety and stress with these prayer words

Bible Verses for Finding Peace

Psalm 29:11
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. 

John 16:33
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 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace i give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

More Scripture for Peace

What circumstances do you need God to fill with peace today? Bring your requests to our large praying community in the comments below and being to experience hope and security in God's plan for your life! 

Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart.

She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com.

You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.

Publication date: October 12, 2015

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International Day of Prayer for Peace

Prayer For God’s Peace Within

The United Nations first recognized an annual Day of Peace in 1981. It was fixed on September 21 in 2001. In 2004, the World Council of Churches began recognizing September 21 as an International Day of Prayer for Peace. Across the world, 280 million people were aware of September 21 as a day of peace in 2012.

This year we are inviting each congregation to develop a Peace Day prayer event designed around what is going on in our world and in your own communities.

Pinwheels for Peace

“Pinwheels for Peace” has evolved into a children’s movement. This year, the United Methodist Publishing House produced a peace curriculum for children – 5 lessons in Grow, Proclaim, Serve.

The first lesson has been made available to you. Use it to teach your children the Biblical understanding of Peace, lead them in making pinwheels, and help them observe International Peace Day 2014.

Their pinwheels are a visible witness to the children’s call for world peace.

— Download the lesson.
— Learn more about the “pinwheels for peace” movement.

Join the United Church of Christ’s media justice ministry and the movement against violence by pledging to use only violence-free media on Sept. 15-21.

Help honor the International Prayers for Peace Day foster peace in our communities by supporting media that doesn't run on violent images and messages. Great activity for Just Peace churches.

Resources include bulletin flyers, information about violence in media, activities for teens and youth.

Take up the Peace Day Challenge with the U.S. Institute of Peace!

The U.S. Institute of Peace, our nation’s independent federal institution dedicated to peacebuilding (which was established in 1984 in part thanks to UCC efforts), has created the Peace Day Challenge to raise awareness of International Peace Day.

USIP aims to raise the visibility of this day, to frame peace as an attainable alternative to the violence we see daily in the news, and to encourage individuals and communities across the U.S. and beyond to take an action for peace, to share it at #PeaceDayChallenge, and then to sustain it beyond the day.

Learn more, and get involved at www.peacedaychallenge.org! Because Peace is Action, and it starts with You!

Prayers for the International Day of Prayer for Peace

Building a Culture of Peace
Offered by Rev. Ken Sehested, Circle of Mercy Congregation in Asheville, NC.

Let us arise and reaffirm this abiding conviction:

That the God of Scripture manifests special concern for the cries of the poor, of the marginalized, the outcast, indeed all who have no access to the table of bounty.

We also believe that if the people of God are to be faithful to our calling, we will locate ourselves in compassionate proximity to those whose lives are battered, bruised and broken.

We do so not as an ethical demand or a work of righteousness but as a spiritual discipline.

For we believe that God’s presence and voice are most easily recognized and understood in situations where life has been abandoned.

Where hope is in retreat, where death is on the prowl and despair rules.

We testify to the Spirit’s plea to the church and to the world:

Disarm your hearts!

Repent of your habits of violence and injustice; return to the One who bore you in mercy.

Disarm your hearts!

Rebuild ruined neighborhoods; restore marginalized peoples; resume the politics of forgiveness and an economy of manna*.

Disarm your hearts!

Revive an ecological relationship with the created order, reject the escalating culture of violence, and renew your commitment to building a culture of peace.

We lift our hearts to you, O Christ. Make us instruments of your peace.

(*sufficiency)

Prayers of the People
Submitted by: Rev. Alice Harper-Jones, The United Church of Christ, USA

Merciful, loving and all powerful God we come into your presence with hearts of thanksgiving and praise as we unite for world justice and peace.

We pray for peace among people of various cultural traditions that are different from our own.

LORD HEAR OUR PRAYERS

We pray for peace and justice within our communities, our individual nations and throughout the world.

LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS

We pray for the youth around the world. That they will come together to positively enrich their lives, their communities and their countries as was exhibited in the Jamaican Community Center project.

LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS

We pray for global economic and political solutions to situations that will bring peace and justice to all of God’s people, created in God’s image.

LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS

We offer these prayers in the name of Jesus and for His sake.

Amen.

Prayer of Confession
Submitted by Craig M. Watts, Co-Moderator of the Disciples Peace Fellowship

Our God and Creator, who made us to be your family throughout the earth, we give you thanks for the expansiveness of your love. We rejoice that you have included us all in your compassionate embrace. We praise you that you have spread wide the unseen arms of your eternal, welcoming kindness.

Forgive us our failure to reflect your way in our own lives. Often we do not spread our arms wide. Often we keep our compassion in much too small a circle. Often our love has been constrained and restrictive.Open the eyes of our hearts that we may see brothers and sisters where we previously had not seen any.

Help us to breach walls build by ignorance, suspicion and hate so we will draw near to one another, as you have drawn near to us in Christ. Lead us that we might reject animosity and instead promote harmony.

Help us, O God, that what we say and do will further the grace you have extended to us as we reject the ways of harm and advance those things that add to the health and hope of all creation. Amen.

Your Shalom. Deep peace. Just Peace.

Submitted by Michael Neuroth, Policy Advocate for International Issues, United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries

Our God who was, is, and is to be…We pray for peace.We pray for a peace that is beyond our understanding…beyond our limited vision, hopes, and dreams. We pray for an end of the reign of violence in our communities and in our world.We pray for an end to war.  War that kill our people, desecrates our Earth, depletes our resources and our joy.

We pray for an end to poverty that keeps millions from living lives of dignity, lives without basic needs. On this International Day of Prayers for Peace, let us join with all of God’s creation to pray for Shalom.  Your Shalom.  Deep peace.  Just Peace.For the peace that can only come from You.

O God, may your kingdom come, your peace reign, your justice roll, your Spirit move, your love inspire…

Amen

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Powerful Prayers for Peace of Mind and Strengthen [Quotes + Verses]

Prayer For God’s Peace Within

On this page you'll find powerful prayers for peace. Everyday life can bring challenges and discomfort, which can kick us our peaceful place. Ideally, we would be free of worry and stress and be able to enjoy our life, family, work and hobbies, carefree. Being burdened with worries can deprive of us of our energy and life purpose.

We tend to stress over many different matters of life, both big and small. This can include where to move, who to marry, what job to accept, how to spend leisure time, etc. But worry is a form of sin, for it means you are not trusting God. All areas of your life are of concern to God. Without these trials, we wouldn’t have any victories.

Our Lord has promised us peace in these times of trial. He has provided a way for us to come to him in our times of need. The peace he can provide us can guard our minds and strengthen us. In his presence there is peace.

Romans 15:13 — May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The world can be cruel and unfair at times. We see good things happen to good people. God doesn’t cause them, but he is capable of blessing us with his peace. Practice the presence of God and pray. You can find peace by praying and meditating on what is holy. The act of praying allows you to think on purity, excellence and truth; this fills your heart with good.

Romans 8:6 — The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

Answered Prayer for Peace

I want to let the Holy Land Prayer group know how very grateful I am for giving me the chance to have my prayer request laid on Our Lord’s Anointed Stone with the lit candle. I was thrilled to see the pictures of them both.

Although I couldn’t be in the most holiest place on earth physically I feel I was there spiritually and that Jesus was listening. I felt comfort and at peace.

Thank You so much for giving me this opportunity and I will let my relatives and friends know about this super website.

Angela

You are capable of speaking to God with the quiet thoughts in your head and with the deepest feelings in your heart.

Within these chambers of our soul is where God gives us answers in return; he gives us answers to our prayers through our thoughts and feelings.

To stay in tune with the Lord and interpret his incites more easily, stay consistent in prayer and explore the scriptures. Ignoring the Lord’s insights will lead to more confusion in your life and a lack of peace.

Prayer is both a privilege and power given to us by God. Pray consistently and God promises to pour out his spirit upon you.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;Where there is hatred, let me sow charity;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is error, the truth;Where there is doubt, the faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light; andWhere there is sadness, joy.O, Divine Master,Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;To be understood as to understand;To be loved as to love;For it is in giving that we receive;It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

St. Theresa Prayer

May today there be peace within May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance.

It is there for each and every one of you.

Amen.

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as he did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that he will make all things right if I surrender to his will;That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with him forever in the next.

Amen.

May I Be At Peace (Saint Teresa of Avila)

May I be at peace.May my heart remain open.May I be aware of my true nature.May I be healed.May I be a source of healing to others.

May I dwell in the Breath of God.

Prayer of Saint Francis de Sales

Do not look forward to what might happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father who cared for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either he will shield you from suffering or he will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

Calm and at Peace

I become quiet and focused on the Spirit of God. Alone with the presence of God, I feel a great serenity. I rediscover how refreshing it feels to be calm and at peace. I feel as if waves of peace are washing over me and clearing away any tenseness and anxiety. I know that I am eternally one with God. 

In Jesus Christ's name, Amen.

Peace of Mind

Dear God I ask for peace of mind. I pray that I am calm, collected and tranquil at all times today. I rest and relax in your presence. I let go of all anxious thoughts. I stop rushing and start praying. I let go and I let God. In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.

Prayer for Peace in the Home

Heavenly Father, Our house is a place where we welcome you. We give you freedom here. Dwell within our family, may we feel you near. Laugh with us, and dine with us, we listen out for you. And when we sleep watch over us, we give ourselves to you. We greet you every morning, we wake with you each day. Please fill this home with heavens peace and lead our hearts to pray. 

Amen.

World Peace Prayer

Dear God, I pray for world peace. Jesus you said, «I, when I am lifted up on the earth, will draw all men to myself.» As I lift my thoughts to the high consciousness of peace, I help lift the thoughts of all people throughout the world to peace.

 God, what a blessing it is to know that I can contribute to the peace of this world through prayer. My prayers reach out to unfold all nations and people of the earth. I know that the same presence of peace that is within me resides in people everywhere – no matter who they are, or where they live.

 No matter what religion we profess, each person has been created with the peace of God at the center of his or her being. God's peace harmonizes all seeming disagreements and dissolves all differences. God's peace brings great freedom to all. My prayer and my vision of the world is of a peaceful planet.

 As I hold to this prayer and vision, I remember that peace begins with me. 

I pray, in Jesus Christ name, Amen.

U.N. Day of Prayer for World Peace

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.But I say to you that hear, love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who abuse you.

 To those who strike you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from those who take away your cloak, do not withhold your coat as well.

 Give to everyone who begs from you, and of those who take away your goods, 

do not ask them again. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Prayer for Peace of Mind

Precious Lord, I give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace in all things. I want to thank you for your faithfulness even though at times of fall short in this life. Please grant me peace in my mind, body, soul and spirit. I ask that You heal and remove everything that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in my life.

Please guide my path through life, and make my enemies be at peace with who I am, for I am Your child. Let your peace reign within our family, at my place of work, businesses and everything I lay my hands on.
I ask these things in your name, Amen.

Prayer for Healing Stress

Father, please grant me peace of mind, and calm my troubled heart. My soul is so uneasy. I can't seem to find my balance, so I stumble and worry constantly.

Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path You've laid out for me. I trust Your love, and know that you will heal this stress that I just can't seem to shake.

Just as the sun rises each day against the dark of night, please bring me clarity with the light of the Holy Father. Amen

Verses:

John 16:33 — 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.

Psalm 94:17-19 — Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, «My foot is slipping,» your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.

Psalm 23 — Surely goodness and love will follow me all of the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

John 14:27- 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.

Psalm 119:50 — My comfort is in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Isaiah 26:3 — You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

2 Thes 3:16 — May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

Psalm 46:1-3 — God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depths; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken by the violence.

Philippians 4:6-7 — Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:8 — Whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellent worthy of praise. Let your mind dwell on these things.

Romans 14:17 — For the kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

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