Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
“Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus.”
-The one who entrusts his/her cares to Christ instead of fretting over them will experience the peace of God that guard him from nagging anxiety. Christ invites us to come to Him with our labor and burdens which weigh down upon us, and He promises to exchange this with rest (Matthew 11:28). As we seek Christ earnestly through supplication during our trying moments, our prayers precipitates Christ’s sure peace.
Supplication is a spirit from God that enables believers to travail in prayer through grace. Supplication is a type of prayer that engages the mercy of God. It is simply begging or asking God to release an answer to a request. It is more than petitioning but suggests an intensity of earnestness extended prayer not to gain merit by the abundance of words but to fully transfer the burden of one’s soul into God’s hand. Supplication is calling God when we are troubled and He is faithful to answer our requests (Psalms 86:6-7). The Lord heard king Solomon’s supplication and after he completed the construction of the temple God appeared to him a second time, and promised to make his kingdom an everlasting dominion founded on the Davidic covenant, if he and his descendants keep God’s commandments (1 Kings 9:1-7). Supplication in the spirit enables us to rely on the power of God’s might especially when we are fighting spiritual battles. When we have sure faith in God and depend on Him entirely, we become strong in our weaknesses for His power rests upon us. We therefore need to put on the whole armor of God that we may stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:10-18). The spirit of supplication is complimented by the grace of God that encourages us to pray in the spirit and have victory in Christ Jesus.
God You have watched over us all through the year, we thank You and exult Your holy name. We thank You for this far that You have brought us the far that You are taking us. Thank for enabling us to see this new month, we know that many did not manage we have found Your mercy and grace. This far it is You Lord, we thank You. May You accelerate our steps that we may all that You have purposed for us this year within the last quarter. May You help us to achieve the purpose for which You have called us. You are a great and merciful God, full of mercy and kindness, we honor You and bless Your name. May Your light shine in us and through us that You may deliver from every darkness and encourage us in our walk of faith. MY many see Your light in us glorify You Lord. May we stand upon You the Rock of our salvation, that we may see You as You are with the eyes of our hearts. May You grant us Your peace that surpasses all human understanding, our Prince of peace. May You bless us and keep us dear Lord. May You make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance towards us and grant us peace. Amen
Further reading: Isaiah 9:6