REFLECTIONS ON PRAYER
”Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:6-7).
God people is a prayerful people. The proven antidote against anxiety is PRAYER. It facilitates direct communication with God. It acknowledges God’s sovereignty on the matter. It brings about God’s peace that is beyond human comprehension: the peace that calms the mind in the midst of storm (John 14:27). It guards the mind against doubt, fear and anxiety. Someone paraphrased the verses cited above in these words: “The way to become anxious about nothing is to be prayerful about everything.” Thank God for this unsurpassed (yet often ignored and neglected) privilege!