Thought for the week

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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.

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