“Do not be anxious about any but tell God what you need and thank him for what he has done. In this you will find peace that surpases all understanding” (Philipians 4: 6-7 )
I love how this verse simply explains a life of prayer. Prayer is just your personal conversation with God. Philippians tells us that it’s as easy as telling him what you need and thanking him for what he has done. Prayer can happen in your dorm room, in the car, or right before you walk into class. Your prayers can be written down or you can say them outloud. Whatever works best for you is the way to get it done. Anywhere you could have a conversation with a friend is a place you can have a conversation with God. Having a conversation with God makes me think of being honest with God. Prayer is a doorway of honesty with the Lord. Honesty through prayer is when we are real about how we feel and open about what we need. God’s desire is to talk with us and prayer is just that. A prayerful life builds our faith in who God is and what he can do in your life. A life of prayer is one that leads to peace that suprasses all understanding. This passage gives us that foundation and tells us that a life of prayer produces a life of peace and I think we all want a life of peace in 2023.
What area of your life could you be more honest about with God?
List a way you can incorporate prayer into your routine.
Hey Jesus, today I give you the thoughts in my mind. Help me to be honest with you as I live a life of prayer. God thank you for being a personal God that desires a relationship with me. Be with me as I go throughout my day and expand our personal relationship together.