The reason for peace is that there is nothing to fear. While there is something to fear, there is no peace. Once the peace has descended upon us, the prayer is complete; … The feeling of peace is the successful prayer.

All prayer, all communion with God, is only for one purpose … to achieve for us this sense of peace, or well-being, this realization: “Lo, I am with you until the end of time. Lo, I am always with you.” Let us have that sense of the divine Presence, and we shall have answered prayer. … In “My presence” the fire does not burn, the water does not drown; in “My presence” the storms do not rage. The power of Christ is the answer to every form of inharmony. The feeling of the Presence is in itself a prayer. Let us understand this: Our problem is at an end–not when we think we have found a solution, but when we have felt this inner peace.

The solution of the outer problem is automatically taken care of in the realization of this inner peace. The peace within produces harmony and joy without.

 – Joel S. Goldsmith, “The Deep Silence of My Peace,”
Collected Essays of Joel S. Goldsmith, copyright 1986

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you;
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27

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