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“And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

Where is your mind? Upon what do you think?  How is your journey in faith going?  Do you guard what goes in and what comes out?  Are you conscientious of your surroundings and the impact you have on others?  Let your heart be that of one who is with and in the Lord.  Be guided by His heart so that you may be at peace with Him and with the people around you.  Be led by His love.

Lord, the world is anxious and not at peace.  Lead me Lord in Your way of life so that I would have at the core of me, Your peace.  Lead me according to Your spirit in order that I may now and always walk the way of true faith and not be caught up in the wrangling of this world.  Guard me, Lord, so that I may not fall prey to the wiles of the wicked one, but always be led by Your Spirit.

Come, Holy Spirit, and fill the hearts of Your faithful.  Kindle in us the fire of Your love.  Let that love overflow with Your peace which surpasses all understanding so that the world may know we are Your followers by Your love pouring forth out of all who believe.  If my heart is always overflowing, there is no room for the wickedness of this world.  Lead me, Lord, and I will follow.  Amen.