A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace

The world wants to steal your peace. Your mind wants to steal your peace. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27

The world and your mind will steal your peace by what you focus on. Focus on the  media bombarding you with images and messages of fear and unrest and you will receive more unrest. Focus on feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, grief with your thoughts, and you will not have peace.

If peace is what you seek, focus your thoughts on this prayer for peace.

A Prayer for Peace

Dear God,

I need your peace now.

Silence my thoughts of confusion.

Silence my thoughts of anxiety.

Silence my thoughts of grief or despair.

Silence my thoughts of hurt or anger.

When there is chaos and turmoil surrounding me, shelter and protect me with your peace and loving, powerful presence.

As I take this time to stop and pray, fill me with your peaceful presence.

With each breath I take, I breathe in your peace that surpasses all understanding.

Help me to focus on peace instead of unrest.

I surrender my unrest to you so that I may receive peace.

Help me to be a spark that ignites peace in others.

Amen

Other Bible Verses on Peace:

I Corinthians 14:33
“For God is not the author of confusion, but, of peace.”

Isaiah 26:3
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee.”

Philippians 4:7
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

John 16:33
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Peace to you,

Jackie Trottmann

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6 Responses to A Prayer for Peace

  • Hi Shelly,
    I am sorry to hear that you are struggling. It’s really important to have support from people around you. If you have a church, I would definitely return. We were not created to live life in isolation. So, seek help of a pastor or group that you can connect with.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • I need help lots of it… I’m a good women who cares about myself and children and i love them a whole lot… I am a certified nurse assistant, so I have some type of education behind me I haven’t been to church in a while but I still keep God in my heart and soul… My life is miserable nothing seem to be going good for me and I don’t know why… Please help me to understand God more I deserve my blessing aslo. Please help me

  • Hi Bev,
    Thank you for posting. I’m glad it was needed. : ) Your sign off, “Peace be with you,” was the reading from John 20:19 at church this Sunday. Our pastor explained that in the Greek translation it was really peace “to” you, meaning that Jesus was “giving” them peace. I thought that was rather cool.
    So, peace to you – in return,
    Jackie

  • Thank you for this prayer for peace and for your guided meditation emailed postings. While this isn’t the most recent post, the post I received today “guided” me to this message I needed to read and the prayer I need to pray.

    Peace be with you!

  • Catherine,
    Thank you again for your comment. I like that you used the word “safe.” That is what I want to provide, a safe place where people can come. Everyone feels loneliness and anxious at times. We are all connected and alike at our core. If more people believed that, we would have peace in the world.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • Jackie, I’d like to thank you for creating this safe zone on here. You won’t imagine how it’s helped me to deal with my loneliness and anxiety. I want to thank you and pray that God richly bless you to enable you continue all the great work you’re doing for people like me. You won’t imagine how many people in the world are like me. It’s great to know there are great thoughtful and helpful people out there like you Thank you.

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