When A Heart Does Not Feel Joyful

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,