6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
by Dominic Couvion
In today’s scripture we are given some instruction on how to be more effective in our prayer life and the scripture even shows us that positive progress will follow. The scripture starts out with “Be anxious for nothing”. The word ‘anxious’ has also been translated into ‘distracted’. In other words, don’t be distracted by anything or anyone.
The scripture continues, but in all your praying, talking to Jesus, and requests you make to Jesus, present them with thanksgiving. Thankfulness is not just something that God tells us to do and be, but it has the potential to be our battle cry when praying. When we present Jesus with our requests and our mind strays to the reasons why they will not come to pass, battle these thoughts with thankfulness. As we talk with Jesus and our mind says, “You don’t deserve to know the King,” defeat these untruths with thankfulness.
Sometime I feel like a broken record thanking Jesus in regards to my past, but I need to remember the miracle. God is so awesome that the next scripture tells us the effects of thankfulness, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” When distractions are coming against us and alone time with Jesus is interrupted, give thanks and the peace of God will guard you and relax your mind. Jesus wants us to feel victorious in our prayer time with Him. This scripture proves and gives us a method to accomplish victory! I am thankful for Jesus and his devotion to us.