: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God”. - Philippians 4:6.
COMMENT: This charge by St. Paul is of vital importance to all true worshippers of God in their efforts to attain salvation in God's Kingdom fully established. By exhorting Christians to be careful for nothing, St. Paul meant that we should not be unduly anxious or worried by any matter so much as to be weighed down by it. Rather, we should take such matters to God in prayer, which is a solemn request or petition to God arising from a sense of one's inadequacy or want. Supplication means continuance in prayer with deep humility and earnestness. St. Paul says prayers should be accompanied by thanksgiving to God. This is in view of the blessings and favours He showers on us from day to day. It is with this frame of mind that the peace of God will rule our hearts by His grace.