March 20, 2011

Contentment - Praying a Proverb

"A heart at peace gives life to the body,
but envy rots the bones."
Proverbs 14:30


Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?
Proverbs 27:4


Therefore put on the full armor of God,
so that when the day of evil comes,
you may be able to stand your ground,
and after you have done everything,
to stand.
Ephesians 6:13

O Lord, sometimes my heart is not at peace.
I rob my life of Your peace and tranquility
through worry, envy, and discouragement.
Your word tells me that hearts at peace give life,
but envy brings destruction. 
I do not want to bring decay to my life through discontentment.
I know that You provide for all my needs,
and bless me greatly every day,
but sometimes, I lose focus of these blessings 
and desire what is not mine.
And, at times, I seek contentment elsewhere
by trying to find security in others or material possessions. 
Please help me to rest in Your peace and provisions
all the days of my life.

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