My Lord and my God; I thank You that You are the Prince of Peace. I offer thanks unto You for You not only calmed the raging storms on the sea, two thousand years ago, but You are still able to calm the stresses and distresses within my heart, and I praise and thank You that You have taken up residency within my life, and for giving me the gift of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, Who dwells within my heart ….
I thank You that my life has been exchanged for Your life, and that my sinful unrighteousness has been replaced with Your perfect righteousness. Thank You that I not only have peace with God through the forgiveness of sins, through the blood of Jesus Christ, but that I have Your promise of an abiding peace, within my heart when my mind is stayed upon You …..
Keep me I pray from being overwhelmed by the ragings of the world and the tempestuous storms of life, and help me at all times to abide in Your love and to cast all my problems and cares upon You. I know that You have overcome the world and that I may rest securely in You, knowing that I have not been given the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind ….
Father You have called me to be still before You, to rest in Your love and to patiently bear the cross that is set before me, knowing that You are not only at my side every moment of the day but dwelling deep within my heart ….
Help me to depend on You in all things, knowing that nights of sadness will soon be turned into mornings of joy – when You are by my side. Keep me from fretful thoughts and foolish imaginings, knowing that You are my best and heavenly Friend, my Shepherd, my Provider, my Defender – and the Rock of my salvation ….
Draw me every closer to Your heart of love and quiet my spirit, still my soul and instil in my inner being Your perfect peace that passes all understanding. May You be glorified in my life today and help me I pray, to be still and know that You are God — my God in Whom I trust, in Jesus name I pray, Amen …..