Do 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 surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:8-9
Anxious (merimnaō): to be troubled with cares
Everything (pas): in everything; in every way; on every side, in every particular relation or matter
Prayer (proseuchē): prayer addressing God
Petition (deēsis): imploring God’s aid in some particular matter; seeking, asking, entreating; making an earnest request.
Thanksgiving (eucharistia): the giving of thanks for God’s blessing
Requests (aitēma): What is or has been asked for
Piecing it together in light of each definition:
Do not be troubled with cares but in every thing, in every way, on every side, in every particular matter address God…seek Him, ask Him, entreat Him with an earnest request. And give Him thanks for all of the blessings in your life. Present to Him, all that you have asked and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Enjoy a fresh take on a very familiar verse.