Prayers for Joy

Loving God, I am forever grateful for your outpouring love and generous blessings.  All my life you have been there to guide my way.  These past few days, I have been feeling kind of down.  There are a lot of circumstances I experience in my daily life which can make me sad.  Since I perform the same tasks every single day, life can become monotonous and boring.  I’m in a rut and I know that you can provide me with the joy I experienced years ago.  Help me find new friends so they may provide the joy and excitement that I’m looking for.  Lord, I know you are my solution to the problem.  I know that there is still hope for me.  Please help me bring back joy into my life.  I want to be able to get the most out of life.  I want to enjoy my day-to-day regardless of how repetitive days may be at times.  Give me the courage and willpower to try something new.  Help me recognize experiences I may normally miss that may give me that joy I’m looking for.  Fill my heart with gladness, so that I may confidently share your word and teachings with other people.  Thank you in advance for helping bring joy back into my life.

Amen.




Prayer for Happiness

Heavenly Father, today I come to you in prayer asking for the gift of happiness.  I truly believe that I can only achieve it when I feel content with the things I have in life.  Help me to appreciate what I have.  Sometimes I look at the world and wonder if there is any hope for us.  I think about the way we treat each other and how things never seem to change for the better.  These thoughts can be a bit upsetting at times.  I wonder how so many people call themselves Christians but treat each other this way.  Grant me happiness and joy.  Help illuminate the good in the world so that I can take notice in a world mostly cast in darkness.  With your help I know I’ll be able to achieve true happiness.  Please help me become fully content with the life I have.  You have showered me with so many blessings, and I’m very thankful for them.  Even though the world is full of hatred and negativity, it would bring me great happiness to see everyone united in prayer.  Until you have your Son return let me find joy in the little things in life.  This I pray in Jesus’ name.

Amen.




Prayer for Well-Being

Lord almighty, I come to you at this hour to thank you for the gift of life you have given my family and I.  I humbly request that you may give me the strength of heart, mind, body and soul that I may overcome the trials and tribulations of the world.  Hold my hand and guide me according to your ways, so that I may continue to praise and bless your name.   Today I ask for you to give us all the comfort of health, peace, and happiness.  Allow Jesus to remain in our lives.  Give me a feeling of calm and well-being.  Allow me to become familiar with being happy.  We bless your holy name saying that there is no one equal to you.  Bless our bodies with the gift of health.  I believe that you will bless our steps as we walk with you.  It is in your name I pray.

Amen

Matthew 7:16-20

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

prayers for joy