James 4:8 
“Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you.” 

The LORD draws us near to Him in prayer. And that’s one major blessing among so many other benefits that some believers do not realize, which reminds me of another benefit of prayer: PEACE.  

Let’s look at Philippians 4:6-7... “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to GOD. 7-And the PEACE of GOD, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in CHRIST JESUS.”

I suppose that we can test our prayer life and dependence upon GOD by the peace or lack of peace in our hearts that our prayers bring.  Peace is the result of trusting GOD, no matter what. Prayer is the confession of peace claimed before our LORD. In all things, we are to seek the LORD, and in His continued presence, peace will surely be our gain.

LORD, each time that I draw close to You, teach me to trust in You completely so much so that I am secure in Your peace and anxious for nothing. Guard my heart and remind me that Your everlasting love for me is proven in CHRIST JESUS’ great sacrifice on the cross. Therefore, I will daily seek You and trust You through CHRIST, my Savior and Lord. Amen.

Praying For You,
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie