In a world full of conflict, there will be trouble, but we set the tone for our week. We can choose joy.
Lord God we thank You for waking us up this morning. Thank You for waking us up to love, to grace, to peace, and to joy.
This is the day You have made, and we choose to rejoice rather than complain.
Everything isn’t perfect. In this world we have trouble, but unlike the world we don’t go through it on our own. You are with us and You wake us up to your goodness!
We praise you as the joyful God, thoroughly pleased with Jesus’ work on the cross and delighting in those who’ve put their faith in Him.
And as we go thru this day and the days ahead, we ask You to satisfy us every morning with your unfailing love. Draw us to your word and your presence. Help us stay there till you’ve satisfied our souls with your inexhaustible, inescapable love.
Lord love on us till we overflow with joy, humming and singing the melodies You put on our hearts.
And for the times, for some years, we’ve spent in sorrow we believe you’ll make us glad for just as many years. We surrender ourselves to You. Because You’ve seen our sorrow and your word says You will repay us.
We thank You that joy is our portion in Christ Jesus, the One who loves us so.
And it’s in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!
Prayer inspired by Psalm 90:14-15.