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Peace and quiet in December
Lights and cards and gifts and pageants. Baking and organizing and decorating and shopping. Parties to attend. Lists to follow. How do you care for yourself when holiday activities reach a fever pitch mid-December?
The Apostle Paul recommends prayer. He said that in praying, “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).
But is the most effective approach to prayer merely a pleading for respite from the frenetic pace? I have prayed that way on occasion, but was never really satisfied by such prayer. The prayer that truly rests and refreshes involves affirming, and coming to feel, the all-power and all-presence of God, divine Love, omniscient Mind, all-need-supplying Spirit. And it can make a huge difference.
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About the author
Michelle Nanouche is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. She lives in Paris, France.