Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious 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, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:4-8 ESV)
Hymn ELH 21: 1,4 To God Be Glory
To God be glory, peace on earth,
To all mankind good will!
We bless, we praise, we worship Thee,
And glorify Thee still.
Have mercy, Thou that tak’st the sins
Of all the world away!
Have mercy, Savior of mankind,
And hear us when we pray!
Heavenly Father, thank you for allowing me to bring my requests before You in prayer and for promising to hear the prayers of Your faithful people. Guard my heart and my mind from evil and help me, through faith in Jesus, to follow Your commands. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.