Prayer Cards

 

Peace Restored

Prayer Cards

The path to healing is a hard road to walk. It is often discouraging and sometimes heartbreaking. Due to that, we want to be able to send our clients some blessings! You can be a HUGE part of that.

Step One:

As a group, learn more about Peace Restored and the work that we do by visiting www.peacerestored.net

Watch this video to learn about the mission behind what we do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK-B5nwCHT4

Step Two:

Print a prayer card or several. Decide whether you would like to pray together as a group or individually take the cards with you. We believe that nothing can happen apart from the Lord which is why we need people praying alongside of us. Prayer cards can be found at the bottom of this document.

Step Three:

Call our office at 317-361-5281 to set up a time to tour our office and learn more about how your organization can connect.

FAQ’s:

Can we stop by the office without scheduling a tour? We ask that your group reserve a spot for a guided tour as we have clients throughout the day and do our best to keep confidentiality.

Do I have to print the cards? No. You can use this document as your prayer guide however we have noticed that having something tangible to hold on to reminds people to pray.

Do I have to schedule an office tour? No. However we would love to share more about Peace Restored with you and get to know the people praying for our organization.

 

Experiencing Peace

10 Ways to Experience Peace Every Day

You may read this headline and say to yourself something like, “My day is full, from sun up to sun down. I don’t have time for peace,” or “I’m managing my stress just fine.”  All of us have busy days and as women especially, we often take better care of others than we do ourselves. Right?

Sooner or later, the stress of daily living catches up with us and impacts our physical, mental and spiritual health. Significant fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, depression, irritability, inability to concentrate, or worse, such as heart disease or high blood pressure, we may find ourselves no longer able to help the family and friends we love.

NOW is the time to take care of YOU.

Here are 10 ways you can experience peace every day:

  1. Slow down – We weren’t created to be “Wonder Woman”. It’s okay if you can’t get everything on your “To-Do List” done in one day. Life won’t fall apart. Slowing down decreases stress and you’ll feel less anxious. Be good to your body and your mind.
  2. Unclutter your home/office and your mind – Throw away anything that’s no longer needed, organize your desk or a kitchen cabinet, or clean your closet by donating old clothes to a local charity. When your “space” is organized and simplified, you gain clarity of mind and a sense of order.
  3. Set boundaries – This applies to both people and activities. It’s okay to tell people that you’re available to talk or meet only during a specific period of time. If you’re on social media or binge-watch television, set a limit on your activity. You’ll experience not only peace but also freedom when you set boundaries.
  4. Accept and let go – If there’s something in your past causing stress, don’t be afraid to confront it. Ask for help. Avoiding or suppressing the issue will only make you feel worse. Refuse to let a negative experience control your present and your future.
  5. Communicate – If you’re struggling to find peace in your life, have the courage and talk with someone who will encourage and support you.
  6. Breathe – You can quickly alleviate a stressful situation by concentrating on and slowing down your breathing. Step away for two or three minutes and take deep breaths, slowly inhaling and exhaling.
  7. Pray – God doesn’t want His children to live in a constant state of stress. Instead, He invites you to talk with Him every day about your struggles. He cares about every area of your life, regardless if it’s small or big. The Bible says God is bigger than your troubles. Reach out to Him in prayer and let His peace give you comfort.
  8. Disconnect on Saturdays and Sundays – If at all possible, make your weekend time for enjoying family and friends. Plan fun activities to alleviate your stress and disconnect from television, social media, and your work phone.
  9. Be thankful – The truth is there will always be people whose lives are much harder than yours. When you’re feeling stressed, start thinking about all the good things in your life and be thankful.
  10. Plan some “me” time – Think about your favorite thing to do and make time to do it. Self-care is not being selfish. Whether it’s having a manicure or pedicure, going to your favorite coffee shop, taking a walk in the park, riding your bicycle, or going to the movies, schedule time each week to take care of yourself.

 

Author

Robin Reid

Attitude of Gratitude

Thursday night at a Bible Study in Indianapolis, prayer requests were taken before hand.  A friend, Sandy, had just arrived after being at a hospital with her husband, Ron, for most of the week. Ron was a severe diabetic with heart disease and was often hospitalized. Sandy was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted, BUT, despite her trial and tribulations, she would smile and say, “I’m praising Him through my circumstances!” Her faith and trust in God helped her remain thankful during difficult times, even when Ron died a year later.

 

When we experience tough times, it’s easy and natural for us to dwell on the negative. Being honest with ourselves, we’ll find we often have a pity party for one and tend to make those around us miserable, too. We have to decide if we’re going to make a change or not.

There is always something to be thankful for, even when life throws a curveball. Having an attitude of gratitude will help you manage and cope with whatever difficulty you’re facing. It’s not a magical formula that makes your problems disappear instantly. Instead, it’s a good habit you develop over time with practice that allows you to see your circumstance through a new light.

Here are three ways to develop an attitude of gratitude:

 1. Find one thing you’re good at and do it.

If you enjoy painting, whether it’s a wall or a sunset, get some bright colored paint and brighten up your living space. If your life feels out control and you’re a good organizer, you can either declutter a closet or a garage. Do people rave about your chocolate chip cookies? Well, then get baking and share your treats with a neighbor or friend. These ideas will help you turn your focus away from bad and towards something good.

 2. Start with anything.

Whether it’s the fact that you’re alive, have a reliable car, in good health, have food on the table, or have the love of family and friends, these things will give you a reason to be thankful. Your dark day won’t look so gloomy after all.

 3. Help someone else.

You’re not alone in the problem department. Everyone is struggling with something, whether you realize it or not. Consider going to the grocery store for a neighbor who can’t walk very far, baking a pie for a friend who was just discharged from the hospital, or volunteering at a local shelter. When we can encourage the people around us, we start to find ourselves feeling encouraged too. It’s a win-win for everybody.

Like I said before, being thankful doesn’t make our problems disappear all at once. There are some storms in our lives that may stay for a while. My friend, Sandy, wasn’t always smiling through her pain, but she had learned to develop that attitude of gratitude to help her cope and get through each day.

 

Author

Robin Reid