Prayer For Joys And Concerns

Dear Lord Jesus, there are so many sad and troublesome things to face in the world today, which too often cause our hearts to become weighed down with difficulties and doubts, but I pray that Your joy would fill my heart and strengthen my soul, and that times of joyful laughter would replace those seasons of weeping and hardship.

I pray that in Christ, I may be clothed in strength and dignity, wisdom and grace and that I may be enabled to laugh in the storms and not to fear the future, knowing that my times are in Your hands. You have promised to draw near to each one of us, and be with us in every circumstance of life that may come our way.

I pray that Your joy and laughter may flow through me to others who are facing similar difficulties and hardships, and that together we may maintain an ever deepening trust in You, as we look for Your any day return to take us to be with Yourself. This I ask in Jesus' name,


Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, thank You for the joy and peace that I have in trusting You. Right now, I lift up my brothers and sisters in Christ who are going through difficult times or feeling alone or discouraged.

Father, I pray that Your love would fill their hearts, that Your peace would flood their inner being, and that they may overflow with Your joy and hope in believing, by the power of the Spirit, and to Your praise and glory.

Help each one to enter into a deeper dependence upon You and come to a closer communion with the Father. I pray that Your peace which passes all understanding, would guard their hearts and that they would find their joy in You, knowing that the joy of the Lord is our strength. I ask this in Jesus' name,


Heavenly Father, I desire joy in the inner man, and Your Word warns us to be on our guard against all kinds of greed and covertness, knowing that life does not consist in the abundance of our possessions, but on our deepening relationship with You. And so I pray that I will be kept free from this toxic attitude of heart, which can too often steal our joy in the Lord and break our close communion with You.

Thank You that in Your presence is the fullness of joy, for You alone are my abiding hope and in Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Keep me looking to Jesus and away from the enticements of this world, and may Your joy and peace flood my inner being, knowing that the joy of the Lord is my health and strength. In Jesus' name,


Loving Lord, I know that in Your presence is the fullness of joy and at Your right hand are joys for ever more. Thank You for the joy I have in You, through the blood of Jesus Christ my Saviour, and thank You Father, for the peace and love and hope that I receive from You so freely as Your eternal gift of grace to all Who trust Jesus as Saviour. How it rejoices my heart and guards my mind, with each passing day.

Lord, I pray that I may draw from Your living wells of salvation day by day, and that my joy may be full to overflowing in Jesus, just as You have promised to all that Your children.

Thank You for the joy of the Lord, which is my strength and stay. Help me always to rejoice in Your joy and to remain in Your love, so that my joy might be full and so that Your joy may well up in my heart and overspill to others, to the glory of Your name.


Heavenly Father, we rejoice in Your great wisdom and strength and thank You for being an ever present help in time of need. We ask that as You send us out from this place, we have a joyful expectation of what You are going to accomplish in each of our lives, and ask that You would remain close to each one in the days that lie ahead.

May the Lord bless us and keep us as we draw closer to Jesus. We pray that He would fill our hearts with love and joy, and keep us rejoicing in the Lord and in the power of His might, so that we may be strengthened in the inner man, equipped to do Your service. In Jesus' name we pray,


Lord, as we enter the Christmas season, we want to take time to thank You for sending Your Son to be born as a baby and to become our Saviour, so that He can bring peace into the hearts of those that believe, and joy to those that find their hope in Him.

Lord, we know that only in Him is true peace and lasting joy to be found, and as we sing the Christmas carols and choruses this Christmas season, we pray that true joy would come into the world, and that many would find their peace. In Jesus' name,


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,


Heavenly Father, how I bless and thank You for the glad tidings of great joy that were given to all people, through that angelic host so many years ago. Thank You for Jesus, and the joy and peace that floods the hearts of all who have believed in Him, the rock of their Salvation.

Eternity is too short to praise and magnify Your glorious name for all Your goodness and love towards me, and to all who are called by Your name, for in You is the fullness of joy.

Help me to share this joy of knowing Jesus with all those who You place in my path, and I pray that throughout the world there may be many sinners today who are saved by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ Jesus, so that they too may experience the joy which is freely available to all who believe in the gospel of grace. In Jesus' name,