What happens when you are sad, unhappy, and confused? Can a prayer for joy and strength help bring peace to your life?
If you trust God to help you, you will be surprised how much joy would return in your life.
Think about it this way. If God sees your pains, He obviously knows what you are struggling with.
So, if you are having issues at your workplace, marriage, home, school, family, or whatever, you can trust in God to become a shield from your troubles.
I have put together this short, powerful prayer for joy and peace.
May God heal your heart and grant you all your heart desires. Amen
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Short prayer for joy and peace
- Lord, I thank you for today. You have been my protector and savior.
- Lord, I ask for the forgiveness of my iniquities. I know that I am a sinner.
- Lord, you see my troubles and my challenges; I ask for strength to overcome every one of them.
- Lord, I ask for joy in my life. Fill my heart with gladness and return peace to my heart.
- Lord, I ask for the protection of my family, friends, and well-wishers. Let your joy overtake them in all that they would do.
- Lord, you see each one of my enemies. You know every one of their plans to take my happiness away. In their plans, I ask that you protect me and fill my life with peace.
- Lord, in these trying times, I ask for strength. Let me have faith in your power and be joyous while serving you.
Prayer Bible verses about joy.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
so that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed.
The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
Prayer for joy and strength
1. The joy of the Lord is your strength
As Christians, we find it hard to inspire ourselves in terrible times.
Yes, we know we can find the right inspiration with the scriptures, but our pains and disappointment are already taking a toll on us.
We become sad and angry over plans by the devil.
But it shouldn’t be so.
In your trials and weakness, you can ask for joy and strength from God. He is capable of helping you through every one of your problems.
If you are unhappy in your marriage, you can ask for joy from the Lord.
If you are unemployed or sick, nothing should deprive you of the peace, joy, and happiness that the Lord brings.
The scripture says,
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Let us pray for joy and strength
Gracious Father in heaven, please, I ask for the strength to be faithful in my trying hours.
In your mercy, I ask for comfort and peace in my soul.
Lord, do not forsake me when my strength has failed me.
Lord, please do not be far from me in my hurtful hours.
Help me, Lord, to draw closer to you always to see the light, peace, and joy that you gift freely.
Help me, oh Lord, to never lose joy in your service.
Lord Jesus, I pray that your joy will continue to find expression in my life.
Give me peace and protect my life from anger, pains, and disappointments.
Lord, help me be joyous despite all my persecutions.
You said in your word, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Therefore, I rejoice at every disappointment that I am facing. I trust in you to help me overcome every one of my troubles.
Lord, I return thanks to you despite my challenges. I see your protection and your grace to find happiness in my temptations.
Thank you, Jesus, for answering my prayers.
2. Joy comes in the morning
It is essential to find God’s plan in your life despite your challenges.
The bible says God knows everything, and he knows all that you are going through.
So, if he knows and sees your pains and unhappiness, he would give you peace.
The scriptures say that “no temptation has overtaken us,” and God will create an escape route to joy and peace of mind.
This is why we must trust God in all we do, despite apparent reasons not to.
In your trials and pain, he would create a pathway back to happiness and joy.
Let us pray for joy and peace.
Gracious Father, you have kept me alive to see this day.
You know my pain and my challenges. You see my anguish and my trials.
Lord, your grace has kept me this far because of your love for me.
You said in your word that you have daily loaded us with benefits.
Lord, please let your joy be sufficient for me today.
Let me rejoice in the presence of my enemies and let your joy fill every chamber of my heart.
Lord, I ask that you take away sadness from my life
I have faith in your power to protect me.
Protect me from sorrow, grieving, hurt, disappointment and pains.
Lord, you said in your word that “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Therefore, I pray that your peace would find me and joy would return to my heart.
Thank you, gracious Father, for answering my prayers. Amen.
3. Happy is the man who finds wisdom
In your trials, you must ask for wisdom.
Despite the troubles you face, you must depend on God to help you.
If you depend on your understanding, you may never find Joy and happiness.
The scriptures say, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.[a]
In other words, you mustn’t depend on yourself but pray for wisdom and joy in the Lord.
Let us pray for wisdom and joy in the Lord.
Lord Jesus, gift me with your wisdom to understand your plans for me.
Let me be patient to understand the enormous blessing you have installed for me.
Lord, I ask for your wisdom that expresses joy in my life.
The scriptures say, “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.”
Lord, I ask for the cleaning of my thoughts.
Wash my mind of sorrowful thoughts and instill positivity into my soul.
Lord, grant me the wisdom to continuously seek you in my trials.
Without your love, there is no peace. And without your peace, there is no joy.
Therefore, I ask that you transform my inner self to identify your love in all that I will do today.
Let the inside of my heart radiate with your joy and happiness to shame my enemies.
Thank you, father, for your answered prayers. Amen.
4. A merry heart is good medicine
It is natural to feel sad and angry with different awful situations in life.
When you are hurt, remember that your sadness will not bring a change in your situation.
So, why not smile and be hopeful that God would come to your aid.
The scriptures say, “A merry heart [a]does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.”
So, why not smile and be happy even in the face of persecution.
Let us pray for Joy and hope with a merry heart
Gracious, merciful father,
You are kind to the righteous and give strength in times of trouble.
Lord, I ask for a reset from my sadness and pains.
Please, Lord, create in me a new joyful heart and renew your spirit within me.
Please, Lord, restore me back to be focused on the joy of salvation you have promised the righteous.
Lord, please do not forsake me in my trials and pains.
Lord, do not take your comforter, The Holy Spirit, away from me.
Please take me to the point where nothing or no one can steal my happiness or joy away.
I pray for the grace to control my thoughts and my actions.
I ask for the strength to overcome all that I will do.
You said in your word, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Lord, in my weaknesses, give me strength.
Let me find happiness from your word to keep me going.
Thank you, father, for answering prayers.
Make a joyful shout to the Lord (let us pray)
Eternal Father, I come before your presence empty and seeking your grace.
You have made me from the dust and not me by myself.
I am yours and the sheep of your pasture.
Lord, your love is everlasting, and your truth endures forever.
Father In pray for the grace to always serve you.
Let your praise never seize in my mouth because joy, happiness, and peace come in your worship.
Thank you, father, for listening and answering my prayers.