Monday, February 11, 2008

Pray for positive thinking

4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
~Philippians 4:4-8

  • Pray Philippians 4:4-8 for a friend or loved one:
  • Pray that they'll have a song (of worship) in their heart all day everyday, and thereby grow closer to the Lord.
  • Pray that even in the most challenging times in life, they will bring everything to Him in prayer and that no matter how stressful life becomes, she will not be anxious.
  • Sure, the battle is already won- it was won by Jesus on the cross and in His resurrection, but we don't always remember that, we are too caught up in the difficulty in the here and now to keep our eyes on the prize- so pray that this peace that passes all understanding will be something that they are acutely is aware of. Sure, our religion is about faith, not feelings, but pray that they actually feel His peace and be reminded of it minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day.
  • And finally, please pray that they fear, love and trust in Him so much that they will think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy— rather than all the things that are so discouraging, difficult, and distracting.

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