A YEAR IN PRAYER    "Using God's Word to pray"

Have life’s difficulties stolen your joy; could it be that you’ve been seeking joy in the wrong places?

Do you know that no one can experience true and full joy apart from knowing Christ and living a victorious and obedient life before God?

Have you wondered why the sorrow, heartaches, trials, and tribulations on earth can hardly strike a fatal blow to the joy of true believers in Christ?

– Well, it is because they have tasted the true joy of salvation and everlasting life!

 

DAY # 74

TODAY’S REQUEST:

PRAYING FOR RESTORATION TO JOY

Psalms 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.

Esther 9:22 as the days on which the Jews had rest from their enemies, as the month which was turned from sorrow to joy for them, and from mourning to a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and joy, of sending presents to one another and gifts to the poor.

Isaiah 51:11 So the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Jeremiah 31:12-14 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of the LORD—For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all. 13 "Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, And the young men and the old, together; For I will turn their mourning to joy, Will comfort them, And make them rejoice rather than sorrow. 14 I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD."

 

HOW DO THE SCRIPTURES TELL US TO EXPRESS THIS REQUEST?

REJOICING ALWAYS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD

Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalms 51:8-12 Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

Psalms 126:5 Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.

John 16:20 "Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.