Reflection: During this time of upheaval and crisis, prayer is a wonderful way of surrendering to God and seeking the peace only he can give. Earlier this year, in my role as CEO of Bible Society, I began to call on all staff, Board members and supporters to prayer, individually and as the body of Christ in Bible Society. As the months of this year have moved by, this call to prayer has become even more crucially important.
I believe a call to prayer isn’t a good thing or a small thing – it’s something that is weighty and important.
Paul makes clear that we are to be a people of prayer and a team of prayer.
My desire is that prayer would saturate our lives.
This passage is powerful. Anxiety is one of the biggest challenges people face. Especially in the face of the crisis our world is facing with the global coronavirus pandemic. But Paul urges us not to be anxious, instead to go to God in prayer in every situation!
Theologian John Piper writes: “God has established prayer as the means by which we receive his supernatural help. And without supernatural help, we cannot live a life worthy of the gospel.”
Prayer: God of peace, help me to find your peace. Give me the courage to surrender my fears and fully embrace your love. I seek your peace which cannot be explained for that is the only peace which can conquer fear. In the name of Christ, I pray, Amen.