To experience the kind of peace that covers all circumstances, the Bible challenges us to active, authentic prayer lives.
O merciful God, when a prayer or plea is made by any of Your people—each one aware of his afflictions and pains, spreading out his hands toward You—then hear from heaven, Your dwelling place.
Forgive, and deal with each man according to all he does, since You know his heart (for You alone know the hearts of men), so that they will fear You and walk in Your ways all the time they live in the land You gave our fathers (2 Chron. 6:29-31).
I thank You for the assurance that You will not despise a broken and contrite heart. Indeed, the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit (Ps. 51:17).