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.
I pray that like them, I too may receive Your abiding joy and discover like them, that the joy of the Lord is my strength and that the peace that comes from You is an abiding peace that enables me to overcome all difficulties of life, in the power of Your Holy Spirit.
So fill my heart with Your abiding joy so that I may rejoice in life’s circumstances, in periods of plenty and during those seasons when I have very little, in times of hardship as well as those times of great sufficiency.
Thank You, that I am Your child and You are my Father and sovereign Lord. May my heart rejoice in good times and in bad, and may Your abiding joy and perfect peace find residence in my heart, as I rest in Your love and trust in Your unfailing goodness. In Jesus' name,