And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
The challenge in this chapter in Philippians is to rejoice, focus on Christ, allowing Him to work through us and reflect His love, gentleness and goodness to others despite what is happening around us. This then allows God to guard and protect our hearts and minds from the stresses of this fallen world.
There is a prayer in the Book of Hours 1514 Chester Cathedral which is a worthwhile prayer to add into your list of protective prayers. The Book of Hours is a Devotional Book from the Middle Ages which was developed to enable people to undertake daily prayers and worship at home. These Books could be quite ornate and were often personalised.
God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing.
May God be wholly with you today.
Rev. Steve Neuhaus