Prayer For Happiness

God, teach us what it means to have faith in silence. When we face trials that are beyond our understanding, help us to find peace. Help me be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. You set all things in accordance to your time. Remind us to wait patiently, and find peace in your plan.

O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in You. Let your mighty calmness reign in me. Rule me, O King of Gentleness, King of Peace.

May today there be peace within.

May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance.

It is there for each and every one of you.


Lord, I long to know and experience happiness in my life. Doesn't everyone? And I'm not sure exactly what that means. But you do. I'm not talking about shallow pleasures. Those come and go, and the wrong kind leave us empty and unfulfilled. I'm not asking for successat least not the kind promised in this world. I've seen the result of ladder climbingand ladder falling. Some reach the pinnacle of success and discover happiness was only an illusion.

What I'm looking for is not the absence of conflict, Lord, though I admit that does seem appealing at times. Who doesn't want to live in peace? Who wants to experience difficulties, temptations, and struggles like a butterfly squirming to morph from its cocoon and fly? Not me. Nor am I pleading for wealth or recognitionsome distinctive way to prove to others and myself that I matter, that I have value. No, the happiness I desire is so much more than skin deep. It's bigger than my circumstances and larger than my emotions.

It doesn't change with Facebook likes or rants or with what I see in the mirror. I want to know when my eyes open in the morning that I am steadfast, secure, and bold enough to choose happiness. I don't want it to slip through my fingers every time a challenge tests my stamina and belief system. Lord, forgive me when I may have consciously or unconsciously blamed you for any unhappiness in my life. Help me to take ownership of my own responses and reactions.

I guess what I really want is you, Lord, and the deep down, on-your-face, in-your-heart kind of happiness that translates into joy and contentment, no matter what. And Your Word says you love to give us that kind of joy. As a fruit of the Spirit, it's a product of the character you build in us, and of the work you are accomplishing through us.

True happinesstrue joyis what I'm asking for, Lord. I want to experience the kind that comes from being in your presence, from seeing life with godly wisdom and your perspective, guilt-free, pure, and merciful. I'd love to know the kind of joy and happiness that raises my hands in sweet adoration of you and bows my knees in ultimate submission to your will. I want the kind of happiness that trusts you, obeys you, and follows you regardless of where that path leads.

I'm asking for the kind of happiness that makes your heart happy, the kind of be attitudes that translate into blessed, spirit-filled living. Only you can put that kind of joy in my heart. Only you, Lord, can paint a true smile on my face. Only you can make my joy full, complete, and lasting. Because the kind of joy you offer doesn't just end after a day, a month, or a year. You give eternal joy that lasts forever.

That's what I'm talking about, Lord. That's the kind of joy and happiness I want.

In Jesus' name,


Dear Lord,

Thank you for all your blessings,
For my family, friends and neighbours.
Thank you for all the beauty
In the skies, the lakes and the mountains.
Thank you for all the excitement of celebration,
Birthdays, weddings and christenings.
Thank you for all the variety of animals, birds and insects.
Thank you for all the enrichment of music, art and literature.
Thank you for the amazing jigsaw of life!
What a beautiful picture is made when I place all these pieces together!
Thank you for the promise of eternity,
For the sacrifices you made so that I can be free,
Free to make my life into a glorious patchwork of thanksgiving
That carries me onwards to the promises of new heavenly pieces to add to all that I already hold.

Thank you.



Please help me to rest in your happiness,
To allow a smile to linger on my lips,
To dwell within a wonderful memory,
To walk back through sunlit places.

Please help me to awake with hope,
To engage with life in all its variety,
To take in the beauty of others joys,
To touch the souls of those I meet with thankfulness.

Please help me to sing with faith,
To carry the truth close in my heart always,
To rejoice at new life and
To have peace as I age.

Please help me to indulge in love
To breathe in the sweetness of intimacy,
To taste the kindness of friendship,
To feel the warmth of embrace.

Please help me not to miss
A single drop of heaven,
To catch each moment
And drink in the great joy of life.


Dear Heavenly Father, sometimes we are jealous of what others have. While we know that they may be achieving great things in ways not pleasing to You, we allow ourselves to be envious of what they have.

Lord, let us not envy the lifestyle and successes of others, but let us turn to You always as our guide and mentor. Let our light shine, Father, so people may see our good works which will glorify You.

You said, what a man sows, so shall he reap. So help us to sow seeds of righteousness and love. May we be generous at all times to those in need. May our happiness come from You and not from earthy things. Bless us, oh mighty Lord, Amen.

God, you said in Your word that if we will seek you, you will transform us and renew our minds, so that we will know Your will for us. Lord, today I humbly submit myself to Your will and Word.

Take me and mold me. Lead me away from darkness and into Your marvelous light. Guide my steps each and every day and bless my life and my family.

God, I pray that all those who are seeking will find You. Old things will pass away and all things will become new.

I pray that our thoughts will be focused on You and every good thing will come to us as we wait patiently on You. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.