PUTTING ON THE PROTECTIVE FOOTWEAR OF GOD’S PEACE
Loving Heavenly Father, by faith and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, put on the footwear of Your peace. I accept Your declaration that I am justified before You, and that I have peace with You because my sins are forgiven and I am now Your child. Help my mind to grasp that wonderful truth with ever-increasing awareness.
I thank you, Lord, that I need not carry anxiety around with me today, or suffer from inner torment, turmoil, or false guilt. Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, that You have invited me to make all my needs known to You through prayer. Teach me to wait in Your presence until the inner peace of God, which transcends human experience or understanding, replaces my anxiety. I desire to know the strong presence of Your personal peace, which You promised to leave to each of us when You went back to Heaven [John 14:27]. Help me to walk closely with You today, and may I always hear Your voice saying, “Don’t be afraid. I’ll help you.”
With all my heart I want to be obedient to Your will at all times. I ask now that the fullness of Christ, Who IS my peace, will enable me to so walk in Him that the fullness of His peace may glorify You, dear God, through me today. I take the footwear of God’s peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by faith I will walk in peace today. In my world where there is so much discord, clamor, and war, let me be a person of true peace inwardly and outwardly, as much as is possible.
This I pray in Your name, Lord Jesus. Amen