My favorite mantra delivered by Dave Ramsey is the one that he uses to end his radio show:
The only way to true financial peace is to walk daily with the Prince of Peace.
Our lives should be focused on primarily serving our Lord, our comfort and our King. Today’s morning prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours speaks of the peace the Lord provides:
Alone with none but thee, my God,
I journey on my way.
What need I fear, when thou art near,
O King of night and day?
More safe am I within thy hand,
Than if a host did round me stand.
My destined time is fixed by thee,
And death doth know his hour.
Did warriors strong around me throng,
They could not stay his power;
No walls of stone can man defend
When thou thy messenger dost send.
My life I yield to thy decree,
And bow to thy control
In peaceful calm, for from thine arm
No power can wrest my soul.
Could earthly omens e’er appal
A man that heeds the heavenly call!
The child of God can fear no ill,
His chosen dread no foe;
We leave our fate with thee, and wait
Thy bidding when to go.
‘Tis not from chance our comfort springs,
Thou art our trust, O King of kings.
As we seek to improve our financial lives, let us always remember to first find peace in the Prince of Peace!