Yesterday, I wrote about the condition of our hearts, and the need to be grateful–particularly now. (I mean, if you can’t count your blessings come Turkey Day, when will you ever be in the mood?)
Today’s prayer verse follows up on that theme. Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
So often in the Bible, peace is linked with words like rule, or the idea of authority, or of standing guard. The peace that God gives does guard our hearts; it serves as an umpire of sorts, knowing when to call something a “hit,” or when it is a foul. When we live under this banner–with God’s peace calling the shots in our lives–thankfulness has a place to flourish.
Needing a little of that peace today? Put your name, or the name of someone you love, into the blanks in this prayer:
O Lord, may your peace rule in _____’s heart, and make him/her/me thankful. (Colossians 3:15)