Prayer is medicine. A balm for our souls. It’s a cure for when pride and ungratefulness begin to rise up. For when unforgiveness has gone too far. Prayer can be a cry for help, an outpouring of thankfulness, a full disclosure of regret, a heart overflowing with devotion.

More than anything it’s surrender. Admitting that we can’t live this life on our own, we need serious help from the One who hears our prayers.

But prayer isn’t just for us personally, it’s a gift to give away. To our friends and family members, to strangers even. An injection of hope, an antidote for when life unravels without warning. It’s not a plea for quick fixes, we ask God to strengthen our brothers and sisters so they can persevere through difficult times.

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.

Philippians 4:6-7 NLT

Prayer produces peace. It’s a remedy for loneliness and hopelessness. The prayers of countless people have energized my faith in the past, and even this very week. Their prayers have replaced my anxiety with contentment and the peace that passes all understanding—God’s peace washing over me.

When your mind is reeling with doubt, when opposition surrounds you, ask for prayer. It’s a lifeline of pure peace accessible to you through the petitions of His people. A remedy like no other.

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