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“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).

What is the peace of Christ?  Is it not the reality that you are no longer hostile to the things of God but in His will?  Be at peace with the Lord knowing that in Him all things will be made complete.  The world continues its warfare, but you need not take part in it.  In Him, that is the Lord, there is assurance that all things will work together for good for those who love Him.

Lord, when I wander away from Your presence (knowing such a thing is not possible), guide me into understanding that You are with me always and that Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard my heart.  Lead me in the way of peace so that I may now and always abide in Your presence knowing that You are always with me.  Guide me to share Your peace with all whom I meet.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for taking me away from the hopelessness of this world and giving me Your presence and peace through grace.  In You there is nothing but hope.  Apart from You is hopelessness.  Guide me now and always to walk humbly in the way You have established.  Lead me to abide in the fellowship You have given me in order that I may be strengthened in faith and hope.  Amen.