Paul: “…but in everything by prayer…”

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Yesterday, we saw Hezekiah’s wonderful pattern of prayer in 2 Kings 18. Today in Philippians, we have more encouragement to pray “in everything,”

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John Piper on Philippians 4:6-7

The effect of faithful prayer here is stated first negatively, then positively.

  1. Negatively: “Don’t be anxious about anything.”
  2. Positively: “The peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Paul promises that a life of faithful, Christ-dependent, Christ-exalting prayer will be a life protected from anxiety (and its many sinful fruits) by God’s peace.

If you want victory over worry and you want to have the steady enjoyment of God’s peace, then here…

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