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Prayer, Plain and Simple

In his spiritual autobiography, Confessions Augustine tells the story of his wandering, painful quest to find true peace. He searched in philosophy and religion, in self indulgence and in self effacement. He found peace finally only when God found him.

This famous prayer of Augustine expresses well what his own life demonstrated. I think many of us can relate. If you are seeking for, but have not yet found deep and lasting peace, take Augustine’s words to heart. Then take them to God as your own prayer. God will listen; he will give peace. As Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give you peace as the world gives it.”

Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being: You have made us for Yourself, and hearts are restless until they rest in You.

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