Philippians 4: 6-7 (NLT) – Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Christ-centeredness of worship leads us to pray for the peace of the community and others around. Let’s look into this peace from the letter to the Philippians.
(1) No one is exempt from stress and worries. How are we to combat this disabling distraction according to verse 6?
(2) We usually define peace as the absence of troubles or resolution of conflicts. What do you suppose God’s peace is like that exceeds anything we can understand? What areas of your life do you need God’s peace?
(3) What are the effects of the experience of God’s peace? How do you picture your life looking like as a result of God’s peace?
Prayer: Let’s pray about everything that is in direct opposition of knowing God’s peace. Let’s bring him our needs and let’s give thanks for all that he has done in our lives, in our church. Let’s pray that our church community will experience even more of God’s peace and prosperity.
Song: Let’s meditate on this song, “You Are My Peace”by Housefires (click here).