40 Ways to Pray – Joyful

Day 20 – Pray to be Joyful

Joy – Happiness over an unanticipated or present good; the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying.

Being a Christian I know that all good things come from God.  So if I realize that in every situation I am in God is in control then I also should know that God is in that situation.  I realize that God made this planet, He made the wind and the rain, He made the day and night, and He made me!

In my mind, by myself I choose each and every day to be full of joy or to be a joy sapper.  Do I realize who let me walk this morning?  Do I realize who is letting me breath right now.  Do I realize who gave me the thinking to type these words?

Yes – I do.

I know that God is in complete control and I should choose each day to be happy over the present good.  I also should take delight and be happy because God is causing all things to work together for Him, and He is good and satisfying.  Therefore, I should be joyful!

How about you?  Do you have joy in your heart each day?

If not stop and ask God to reveal to you the goodness He provides in all situations, and ask Him to fill you with joy.  Ask Him to let you choose in all situations to be filled with joy.


Dear Jesus, You have given me so many blessings; let me celebrate your bountiful gifts.  Help me to choose to be a joyful Christian today and reflect Your goodness.


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