Self-Improvement Tips for Finding Peace in God: Prayer
We can spend a lot of time focusing on self-improvement tips about organization, kindness, peace, and many other important topics. But prayer is a central and vital aspect of our spiritual lives, which without a doubt needs special attention. Prayer is the seed from which organization, kindness, peace, or other aspects of our lives can grow and improve. Jesus said that God will reward those who pray seriously and sincerely. He referred to those who are God-focused and not self-focused. He didn’t tell us what the reward will be. But the point is that God has blessings in store for the person who sincerely practices prayer. Let’s focus specifically on the connection between peace and prayer.
“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,” (Philippians 4:6-7, ESV).
What do we do to experience God’s peace? Pray! Peace comes through prayer. This peace is more than we can understand with our human mind. It defies our analysis. No counselor can give it to us. No happy high will give it to us. This ultimate peace comes from God as we pray about everything and engage sincerely in the practice of prayer.
Quick Self-Improvement Tips to Experience God’s Peace in Prayer
- Ask God to speak
- Listen in prayer
- Open your heart
- Write prayers in order to stay focused
- Find a private place to pray
- Pray consistently but with intention
I have found that one of the great things about prayer is not that it immediately changes my circumstances but it changes me. Prayer alters my thinking and feelings as I pour out my soul to God. In prayer I hand over my thoughts, my hurts, my anger, my questions, my complaints, my desires, my hopes, my dreams, and my requests. One of the greatest benefits of a consistent prayer life is the qualitative difference it makes in our relationship with God. Prayers results in a fresh and renewed perspective on life. Prayer results in peace of mind. If we develop the practice of prayer, we experience deeper levels of trust, confidence, and peace.
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