Heavenly Father, how we bless and thank You for the glad tidings of great joy that were given to all people.. through that angelic host so many years ago. Thank You for Jesus and the joy and peace that floods the hearts of all who have found in Him the rock of their Salvation.
Eternity is too short for us to praise and magnify Your glorious name for all Your goodness and love towards us.. and to all who are called by Your name.. for in You is the fullness of joy.
Help me to share this joy of knowing Jesus with all those who You place in my path and I pray that throughout the world there may be many sinners today.. who are saved by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ Jesus – so that they too may experience the joy and peace that passes understanding which is freely available to all who paid heed to the glad tidings of the gospel of grace. This we ask in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father, what a comfort to read of the prophets of old who despite the difficulties and dangers that they were called upon to face, were able to rejoice in the Lord and trust in Your never-failing faithfulness.
We pray that like them we too may receive Your abiding joy and discover like them… that the joy of the Lord is our strength and that the peace that comes from You is an abiding peace that enables us to overcome all difficulties of life - in the power of Your Holy Spirit.
So fill our hearts with Your abiding joy and that we may rejoice in life’s circumstances.. in periods of plenty and during those seasons when we have very little - in times of hardship as well as those times of great sufficiency.
Thank You that we are Your children and You are our Father and sovereign Lord. May our hearts rejoice in good times and in bad and may Your abiding joy and perfect peace find residence in our heart - as we rest in Your love and trust in Your unfailing goodness,
Lord as we enter the Christmas season we want to take time to thank You for sending Your Son to be born as a baby and to become our Saviour.. so that He can bring peace into the hearts of those that believe and joy to those that find their hope in Him.
Lord we know that only in Him is true peace and lasting joy to be found, and as we sing the Christmas carols and choruses this Christmas season.. we pray that true joy would come into the world this season and that many would find their peace. This we ask in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father we rejoice in Your great wisdom and strength and thank You for being an ever present help in time of need. We ask that as You would send us out from this place with a joyful expectation of what You are going to accomplish in each of our lives and ask that You would remain close to each one in the days that lie ahead.
May the Lord bless us and keep us as we draw closer to Jesus - and we pray that He would fill our hearts with love and joy.. and keep us rejoicing in the Lord and in the power of His might, so that we may be strengthened in the inner man, equipped to do Your service, draw closer to You day by day in Jesus name I pray – Who alone is our joy and our salvation,
Heavenly Father…I desire joy in the inner man, and Your Word warns us to be on our guard against all kinds of greed and covertness, knowing that life does not consist in the abundance of our possessions, but on our deepening relationship with You, and I pray that we will all be kept free from this toxic attitude of heart, which can too often steal our joy in the Lord and break our close communion with You.
Thank You that in Your presence is the fullness of joy for You alone are our abiding hope and in Your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
Keep us looking to Jesus and away from the enticements of this world and may Your joy and peace flood our inner being – knowing that the joy of the Lord is our health and strength – from this time forward and for evermore,
Loving Lord and heavenly Father, thank You for the joy and peace that I have in trusting You and I lift up my brothers and sisters in Christ who are going through difficult times or feeling alone or discouraged.
Father I pray that Your love would fill their hearts, that Your peace would flood their inner being, and that they may overflow with Your joy and hope in believing.. by the power of the Spirit and to Your praise and glory.
Help each one to enter into a deeper dependence upon You and come to a closer communion with the Father. I pray that Your peace which passes all understanding would guard their hearts and that they would find their joy in You – knowing that the joy of the Lord is our strength.. this I ask in Jesus name,
Dear Lord Jesus, there are so many sad and troublesome things to face in the world today, which too often cause our hearts to become weighed down with difficulties and doubts – but I pray that Your joy would fill my heart and strengthen my soul.. and that times of joyful laughter would replace those seasons of weeping and hardship.
I pray that in Christ I may be clothed in strength and dignity, wisdom and grace and that I may be enabled to laugh in the storms and not to fear the future, knowing that our times are in Your hands and You have promised to draw near to each one of us.. and be with us in every circumstance of life that may come our way..
I pray that Your joy and laughter may flow through me to others who are facing similar difficulties and hardships – and that together we may maintain an ever deepening trust in You as we look for Your any day return to take us to be with Yourself – this I ask in Jesus name,
Loving Lord, how grateful we are for the many joys in life that You in Your grace have bestowed on us in such abundance. Thank You for the simple things in life and those that we so often take for granted – for flowers and food, for mountains and streams, for our senses and the many joys that we gain from seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching.
Thank You for the joy of friends and family, for the sun and rain the seasons and the many phases of the weather that bring such variety, refreshment, warmth and healing. Thank You for the joy of singing praises to You, and thank You Father for the Lord Jesus in Whom is the fullness of joy,
Dear Lord, thank You for my job and workmates and thank You that I am able to provide for all my needs and nescessities and those of my family.
Lord I want to carry out my work each day to honour You and so I not only ask that You would continue to provide me with the strength, wisdom and grace I need to fulfil the many tasks and duties I am required to do each day, but that I may carry out my responsibilities with an inner peace and a joyful disposition – to Your praise and glory.
Thank You that the joy of the Lord IS my strength and I pray that my work colleagues and all with whom I come in contact may see the love of Jesus flowing through me and desire to have the joy that of knowing Him as Saviour brings – so that they too may be drawn into saving faith in Him. This I ask in Jesus name,
Thank You Lord for the joy of companionship and thank You that You have placed dear friends and Christian companions in each of our lives - and what a joy it is to meet and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
But thank You also Lord that we have such a wonderfully faithful friend in Jesus – who is our never-failing companion.. and Who has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. Thank You that He is with us in every season of life and will never fail us nor forsake us – even during those times when we are forgetful or foolish. Thank You for the daily comfort and precious companionship of the One Who will never let us down.
Thank You that in Christ I have received newness of life and become a new creation in Him. What a friend we have in Jesus – what joy to know His companionship throughout our earthly life – all praise to His name,
Loving Lord, as the world situation seems to get worse by the day I cling to You more closely than ever before and thank that You are in control of my life.. and that nothing can separate me from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus my Lord.
Father flood my heart with Your perfect peace that passes understanding and may I be immersed in Your joy, knowing that the joy of the Lord is my strength for today and my bright hope for tomorrow – for I know that when I am weak then I am strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
But Lord I ask this not only for myself but for all those that I love and for all my brothers and sisters in Christ – many of whom are facing various difficulties and escalating dangers in these increasingly problematic times.
Thank You that as Your children we can all cling to Your faithful promises which are new every morning… Thank You for the joy of being in Christ - thank You that the joy of the Lord IS our strength,
Father in a world where there are so many difficult situations, troubled times and hurting hearts we lift up those that are going through grievous times and entrust them into Your care. We pray that You would sustain them with Your sufficient strength and pour into their heart the joy that only comes from You.
Thank You that the joy of the Lord is our strength and that You have promised that Your grace is sufficient for all eventualities. Keep us all with our hearts fixed on You and instil in our hearts joyful disposition so that we may bring comfort and cheer to those around us and be salt and light to those that are facing troubles or difficulties – this we ask in Jesus name,
In a world that has so many difficulties and dangers Lord, it is so easy to allow our hearts to become weighed down with pressures and overwhelmed with problems and yet You have promised that the joy of the Lord is our strength and we thank You that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness.
I pray that I may keep my eyes fixed firmly on the Lord Jesus and live in total dependence on You in the knowledge that You have overcome the world and that You have promised to give us Your joy and peace in our hearts.
Thank You for Your abiding love. I pray that I may learn to fully abide in You and You in me so that Your joy may be in me and may be complete in Christ, in whose name I pray,
Loving Father we thank You for this time together and we pray that Your joy and peace would rest upon us and that we would be filled to the overflowing with Your Holy Spirit, during this time together.
Thank You that when few or many meet together to glorify You, You are right in the midst of us and we pray that our time together would be productive and honouring to You.
Increase our love for one another and for You. Instil in our hearts the hope of our salvation, and surround each one of us with Your love and joy and use us channels to minister to others in need – this we ask in Jesus name,
Loving Father thank You for the joy and peace that reigns in our hearts as we rest and abide in the Lord Jesus Christ. Keep me abiding in Your love day by day so that Your joy in my life may be full - for in You is the fullness of joy, for which I praise and thank You.
May I also abide in Your Word, for to know Your Word is to know You, Whom to know is life eternal and joy unspeakable. Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light unto my path and Your Word is also the joy and rejoicing of my inner being.
May I also Lord, abide in the truth of Who You are – the God of the universe Who cared for me so deeply that He sent His Son to die so that I might be forgiven. Loving Father words cannot express the joy of knowing You and abiding in You, for You are life and my light - and You are the joy of My salvation, in Jesus name
Dear heavenly Father, I know that in You is joy everlasting and eternal hope and I have all that I need in You - but Lord I feel so empty of joy. Lord I feel as if I am so far from You and I don’t know what to do to sort it out.
Lord I come to You in my brokenness and confusion and ask that You would fill me with Yourself – for You are my God and I trust in the Lord Jesus, Who died to pay the price for my sins… I don’t deserve Your love and forgiveness but I thank You for Your gift of Salvation by grace - for without You I am lost.
Lord I know that Your Word says that nothing can separate me from Your love, even when I don’t feel joyful inside… but Lord if there is anything in my life that needs to be changed or that is dishonouring to You, I pray that You would show me - and restore to me the joy of being Your child.
Fill me I pray with the joy of salvation - pour into my heart the joy of the Lord - carry me I pray in Your loving arms and breathe into me Your Spirit of joy so that I may begin to rejoice in You once again, in Jesus name I pray,