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When I need to feel God’s peace

When I need to feel God’s peace…..

Sit still. Feel the weight of your body going down to the floor. Breathe deeply. With every breath bring your mind from the future or the past to the present. With every breath bring your focus back to this place where you are now. Breathe deeply, knowing that God is present in this moment.

As you breathe in and out, say a single word of prayer. You may want to focus on “Abba”, the Aramaic word for Father, or “Maranatha”, the Aramaic word for “Come, Lord Jesus.” On each breath, in or out, repeat that simple prayer of affirmation or invitation. Sit for five minutes, breathing your prayer.

Slowly, your busy head quietens. You find a new stillness in your heart centre. God’s breath mingles with your breath, holding your heart and mind in the peace that passes understanding. He is closer than we know.

God’s peace be with you.

Words of comfort

John 14:1-4

​“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus