Philippians 4:6-7

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Philippians 4:6-7Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Do not be anxious about anything

Do not worry about the things in this life.  However, the original text in this passage was not intending to say that you should be careless.  You still need to be wise with your finances, provide and protect your family, live a healthy life, etc.  Put your full faith in God, and if you believe he cares for your needs, there is nothing to be stressed about.

But in everything

This truly means EVERYTHING.  And anytime, anywhere, and as much as you want.

By prayer and petition

Petition is used as a more specific type of prayer which refers to prayer for you specific wants and needs.

With thanksgiving

In your prayers, always thank God for the good things he has given you in your life.  There is always something you can think of that he has provided you with (life, forgiveness, etc.).

And the peace of God

God will give us peace in all our anxieties and we will remain at peace, as long as we continue to trust in God.

Which transcends all understanding

The peace given from God is a peace that is better than any other source and when experienced, can only be explained by God.

Will guard your hearts and your minds

God will guard you from your anxieties.  “Hearts” represents your wants, needs, and passions.  And “minds” represents your conscience and understanding.

In Christ Jesus

This gift is given to all who believe in Jesus.

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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