Prayer and Gratitude is the Key

“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” Philippians 4:6-7, Amplified.

While speaking to a group of women in recovery, one woman raised her hand and asked, “You seem to walk in great peace, and you speak so calmly. What is it I have to do to experience the same peace in my life?” I told her I wasn’t sure if it was the Zoloft I was taking at the time or the real peace of God. They laughed at my response. I chuckled and then shared how God has given me peace that I can’t explain. The best medicine cannot touch this peace. The answer to walking in divine peace and enjoying a quiet and calm spirit is prayer and gratitude.

Talking with your Father and being thankful is the key that unlocks a flood of peace in your life. Instead of focusing on what’s not going well, I challenge you to turn your heart and your focus to what is true and what is right. You are right with the Father through Jesus, and your name is written in the Book of Life. You are His daughter, and all is well in Him. The Lord wants you to walk in divine peace, and you will in Jesus’ name. The peace of God is enveloping you now, and you will bless Him with a heart full of gratitude.

Prayer: Father, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Thank you for everything you have done in my heart and mind. Thank you for rescuing me from a destructive path and crowning me. I thank you and bless you. Help me sit in deep gratitude and let your divine peace overwhelm me, not just for a moment, but for all the days of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Psalms 103; Philippians 4:8)

9 thoughts on “Prayer and Gratitude is the Key”

  1. Glad you’re back in stride again
    Missed your thoughts and prayers
    Hope you had a wonderful time offโ™ฅ๏ธ

  2. Welcome back Kesha ๐Ÿ™Œ. But most of all, know that we have sincerely prayed for you and your family. To God be all the glory for what he has done in and through you.

  3. Thank you Kesha for the reminder. I try to thank God for all the work in me daily. Prayer and gratitude are the keys to our heartfelt JOY!

  4. Thank you for post.

    Anybody who is struggling with feeling grateful- remember you can pray and ask God to make you more grateful, you can ask for anything. Remember to repeatedly consistently regularly ask. Bible says it’s Repeatedly, but not all translations emphasise this. “Ask seek and knock” over and over. You can also ask for the strength motivation and ability to remember to repeatedly pray.

  5. Amen and Amen again! Only God can provide a peace that surpasses all understanding. I am a living witness of the peace that God provides. Last December my mother passed away and God’s peace helped me make it through the entire situation. I had a peace that could not be explained. It allowed me to take care of the business aspect and be a comforter for my children. God is great! โœ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

  6. I love this! It touched my heart & then when I read the Scripture, I found myself smiling. Thank you Sister Kesha for all you do in God’s Holy Name. May all of God’s children be blessed.

  7. Amen I need this Thank you Father God for allowing Sis Kesha to delivery this devotional

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