16 DFABW – Peace

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Perk up and look up, in every situation
Requests presented neatly to God, just presented,
And not micromanaged. Just described, then
Yield, and you will know peace.

During each day in the months of August and September, I am responding to a different word from Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini. Today’s word is Peace. A small group of people wanting to make the world a better place are reading and responding together. Join us! Visit Common Threads: Patchwork Prose and Verse by Kim Haynes Johnson for more information. Here is the word list I’ll be following for August and September.

One thought on “16 DFABW – Peace

  1. Denise, this is so beautifully written – with such truth. Most people who know me well know that my car may as well not have a radio because it’s my prayer chamber. In here, I “Let Go and Let God….” do the heavy lifting. Because He is in control, and I love your use of the words micromanaged and presented. Oh, how sometimes I catch myself making lists almost like a child in Santa’s lap, wanting this, asking for that in prayer. This reminder is for me – – to ask for His will, not my wants. Thank you.

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