Having the peace that passes all understanding means being at peace on rainy days as well as on sunny days. Whether in difficult times or when everything is going well. It goes beyond all the reasons that surround us for being good or bad in a situation, it goes beyond everything we have within us and around us.
Today I want to pray with you about this peace, so that we can ask God to fill us with it and that it is not just an emotion in our hearts, but a lifestyle.
You don’t need to pray exactly as I’m going to say here. I know that everyone has a specific way of talking to the Father and it is important to have our intimacy with Him. I want you to feel comfortable talking to Him in your own way. But if you want, I will be happy to accompany you in this prayer.
“God, even though there are reasons to cry, I know that I have even more reasons to smile, through the joy of the Lord that was deposited in my heart. Open my physical and spiritual eyes so that I can focus on the reasons for joy and gratitude.
May I be grateful for the happy moments and achievements where I clearly see Your care, but may my heart remain in gratitude in difficult times where I need to have patience and faith in Your silence.
Father, I ask for Your peace, so that You may pour it into my life. May it be greater than everything around me. Everything that tries to stop me and Your work, everything that I see as an obstacle or difficulty, none of this is impossible. May this peace make me see obstacles as small and already defeated, because You Lord is with me and I know that in You I can do everything.
It is from You that my strength, my hope, faith and peace come. May I have the courage and boldness to give up understanding everything and begin to trust in You and Your promises even in the hours when I am in the dark. May I trust in You even without seeing anything in front of me.
It is not always that I understand Your ways, but I will continue to give You my praise and devotion, because I know that even though I don’t understand some steps on Your path, without You, everything completely loses its meaning.
May I live for you under the storm and also in the cool shade of a sunny day. May nothing take me away from You and Your love. May Your peace be present at every step and occasion.
Thank you for everything, Father. I love you and thank you for every detail.
It is in the name of Jesus that I pray, amen!”