I like the reassurance that I can turn over everything to God in prayer and “leave it there.” If I have a concern, it doesn’t need to weigh me down – not that I’m going to bury my head in the sand about it, but I will then be vigilant about listening for God’s answer or direction to my prayer. This verse reminds me also to be sure to say prayers of thanks for all the blessings in my life, and prompts me to focus on them. I believe that God can also answer prayers by simply bringing peace to one’s heart and mind.     Jane Smith

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.

Philemon 4:6-7