Context: A few days ago I woke early, giving me the luxury of time to spend with Jesus, and out of that time, this little prayer gently arose:
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed (Mark 1:35; NIV).
It’s good to lie awake with you, Lord Jesus,
To pray, and reunite, and hear your voice.
It’s good to share this time with you, Lord Jesus:
Despite my trials and sorrows, to rejoice.
It’s good to say I’m sorry, ask forgiveness,
And beg you, Lord, to help us live in peace.
It’s good to spend this time alone with you, Lord,
Until the day when time, for me, will cease.
Behold, I am with you every day, even unto the end of time (Matthew 28:20; ABPE).
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world (John 16:33; NLT).
I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid (John 14:27; NLT).
The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light” (Matthew 11:28-30; NLT).