Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Can you have joy when your heart is hurt?
Can you have joy when you’re sad?
Can you have joy when you want to cry?
How is your joy when you’re mad?
God’s Word says we must have joy always,
But praying all the time is the key
To finding joy when you don’t feel like smiling
To finding the joy in you and me.
Having joy in our hearts is a choice,
And it is God’s will for us.
We find joy in Jesus Christ
Because he loves us so much!
So what kind of prayers do we pray to God
When all else around us looks bad?
That is the best time to give thanks!
And be grateful for all that we have!
Fun Fact: To be able to pray all the time, as the Bible says, we must think all day long of Jesus and His love for us.
Questions: Where is a good, quiet place you can pray?
Now find the time and place to pray and thank God for things He has done for us today, tomorrow and each day of this week. Don’t stop! Keep going for several weeks until this becomes something you do every day!