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Peace in Prayer & Prayers of Peace

There is great peace in prayer. Prayer opens us for communication with GOD and HE, in turn, responds to us. It is the God-designed mechanism for ultimate communication leading to intimate communion. When I find myself at a loss for words which express un-thought-out-thinking but very present thoughts, or when I know that there is a need to communicate but intellectual understanding escapes me, or when there is little to no vocal or verbal expression for what my soul is experiencing, it is prayer that speaks for me. Prayer is multi-faceted and multi-pronged in its ability to go where no words have gone before. It is unwritten, unspoken, un-thought expressions of longing, desperation, hope, and desire that need only my heart to convey my pain, my passion,

or my praise. Prayer is the most direct route to peace. It does not need a road map, nor does it have to contemplate detours but it navigates sabotage. Pure prayer is a direct-connect with God picking up the receiver every time. As I pray I seek HIS peace and HE is all too happy to indulge me with HIS peace. As the peace begins to wash me, to overtake me, it overwhelms me and I find often that I can shift from receiving peace to praying peace. Prayers of peace are powerful in lifting not only ourselves but others from places of despair. The enemy of our souls longs to disturb our peaceful state of mind and to create chaos circumstantially. When we pray for peace we shift our souls towards agreement with heaven for divine justice in the earth. We participate with heaven in doing earthly good. How sad it is when we hear ourselves or someone say, "well, all I can do is pray." The truth is that prayer is the best good we really can do. It supersedes our resources and our access to anything that could make a notable difference. This does not excuse us, nor should it exempt us from offering necessary help in other ways with finances, acts of kindness, or other labors of love, but it does offer a divine intervention that has the power and the potential to eradicate chaos, order circumstances, exercise authority and align with heaven. So as you hear of heinous activities, havoc, gross atrocities, undeniable injustice, and utter chaos, consider learning to pursue peace for your own soul and then ask God to help you pray prayers that bring peace to the souls of others. May you experience peace as you pray (prayer is communication), and offer God prayers for great peace (prayer is communion). 3John2 is my prayer for you.

What a Friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer!

From the hymn "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" by Joseph Scriven

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