Thought for the week
Philippians 4: 6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
THIS year has had so many tragedies and many of us have been in prayer remembering others. We are told to be anxious for nothing – carefulness and prayer cannot stand together. In everything, great and small, let your requests be made known to God. It is not always proper to disclose them to men. By supplication, which is the enlarging upon and pressing our prayer. With thanksgiving, the surest mark of a soul free from care, and of prayer joined with true resignation. This is always followed by peace. Peace and thanksgiving are both coupled together. The peace of God – that calm, heavenly repose, that tranquillity of spirit, which God only can give. Which surpasseth all understanding – which none can comprehend, save they that receive it. Shall keep guard, as a garrison does a city. Your hearts, your affections, your minds, your understandings, and all the various workings of them; through the Spirit and power of Christ Jesus, in the knowledge and love of God. Without a guard set on these likewise, the purity and vigour of our affections cannot long be preserved. Dear friends, persist in prayer hold the world and its people in your clasped hands.