THE SECRET OF PEACE OF MIND.
Communion with God is the way to peace of mind; this means turning to God in prayer and realizing that His Peace and Love are now flowing through your mind and heart. Prayer, or this silent communion with God within you, will change your character. Prayer makes you a different person.
Realize the Wisdom, Love and Peace of God are flowing through the minds and hearts of all concerned; the trouble will dissolve in a wonderful way. “Blessed are the peace makers; for they shall be called the children of God.”
THREE STEPS TO PEACE OF MIND
The first step: Realize God is Peace, and that He dwells in the midst of you; then think of that inner peace as yours now. Say quietly several times: “The Peace of God that passeth all understanding now floods my mind and heart.”
The second step: Know that you have in your mind that which you constantly practice. Say frequently during the day, “I know that peace of mind is mine, because I enthrone thoughts of peace, harmony, and goodwill in my mind; I live with these ideas all day long.”
The third step: Read the twenty third Psalm every night; relax the body; say, “I now enthrone in my mind thoughts of peace, love, and goodwill. God is my shepherd, and God’s river of peace flows through me now. I lay me down in peace to sleep; for thou LORD, only maketh me dwell in safety.”
~ Joseph Murphy, How to Use the Power of Prayer
Psalm 23:1-6; NRSV
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths For His Name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil;
For you are with me;
Your rod and Your staff – they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, You anoint my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life. And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord My whole life long.