Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry 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.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
Lift up our souls above the weary round of harassing thoughts to thy eternal presence. Lift up our minds to the pure, bright serene atmosphere of they presence, that we may breathe freely, there repose in they love, there be at rest from ourselves and from all things that weary us: and thence return, arrayed in thy peace, to do and to bear whatsoever shall best please thee, O blessed Lord. #ACoBAmen
* The prayer was found in George Appleton’s Oxford Book of Prayer and was written by E.B. Pusey in the mid-nineteenth century.
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