“For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” 2 Timothy 1:7.
God gave us the ability to choose a peaceful life with Him. When we speak up for our beliefs or reject the lies that are sometimes spoken against us with love and exercise self-discipline we are honoring God. If someone told you that you were not worthy, too ugly, too fat, too skinny, etc. even if you cannot correct the lie with them now you can correct it within yourself today by telling yourself “I am beautiful. I am worthy. I am deeply, deeply loved.”
Pray today that wherever an untruth was spoken to you that God cover that area with His grace and help you to flip it to the truth.
Prayer to move from Post-Traumatic Stress to Peace, Trust, Strength, and Discipline
Lord, thank you for surrounding us with your deep, deep love and covering us with your grace and mercy. We know that you want all of your children to live peaceful and prosperous lives. At times though, especially after someone has wronged us or we have been traumatized it is hard to move forward. We can get caught in a cycle of fear, worry, shame, and guilt that can distract us from walking with one another and You.
Help us to run with faith towards the foot of the cross trusting that You have everything that we need. Thank you for helping us flip the lies of the enemy back to the truth. Help us to focus our time and energy on the love, peace, and joy that You have planned for us. We ask that where our heart and soul are in turmoil that you bring us back to peace. We especially pray for peace and strength for those families in Uvalde, TX as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. We love you and look forward to our continued journey with You as we walk together toward a life filled with more peace, trust, strength, and discipline.
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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