One of the keys to living a joyful life is prayer.
Go to God in prayer every day. Do this not just when you need something, not just when you’re on autopilot and chanting a quick prayer while you’re thinking of something else, but have a focused, purposeful time of prayer every day.
Excerpt from Finding Joy in the Morning: You can make it through the night
What can you pray for today? In no particular order, here are some suggestions.
Those facing evil
Those facing temptation
Those dealing with challenging financial issues
Those facing illness and health problems
Those who are hungry
Those who are dealing with disappointment
Those who are grieving
Those who are hurting
Those who are lonely
Those who are facing difficult decisions
Those with unspoken needs
Your church staff
Those who hold leadership positions
Those who serve your country
Your own personal growth
Businesses, including those you might own, the ones you patronize, the ones that are part of our economic system
Co-workers, colleagues, customers and competitors
For those who are helping you reach your goals
Peace and harmony, especially among those with differing opinions
You will always believe in, believe and trust God
You will hear the messages God sends you every day
Others will use you to see God
You will use the gifts God has given you to honor him
You may always be of service to others, always be the hands of the Lord on Earth
Who or what else can you pray for? Please share in the comments below.
She is the author of Words to Work By: 31 devotions for the workplace based on the Book of Proverbs and Finding Joy in the Morning: You can make it through the night. She is also the co-creator of several coloring books for adults.