Day Eight of the Twelve Days of Prayer

Day Eight
The Gift of Joy Unspeakable

Father,

Oh, the power of Your gift of JOY! The Greek word in the Bible for joy means enjoyable bliss. For Your child, this may feel inconceivable. They have lacked true joy for so long they’ve forgotten what it feels like. Will You lift Your beloved’s head from the weariness and depression to see You and Your joy? But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. (Psalm 3:3 ESV) Yes, shield them with Your love and joy! Give Your child just what is needed to sing joyfully again. (Psalm 101:1) Remind them that You care so much about their pain that You have their tears in a bottle. (Psalm 56:8) Their heart can trust in You. The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. (Psalm 28:7 ESV)

Because of Your presence, Your child can be joyful even in the midst of pain. Jesus was able to endure the cross because of the joy set before Him. (Hebrews 12:2) Your child can be afraid; yet filled with Your joy. What a life-changing gift joy is. (Matthew 28:8) This joy can be their strength when they don’t have enough energy to shed one more tear. (Nehemiah 8:10) Such sorrow You can turn into joy and dancing. You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. (Psalm 30:11 NIV) Where is enjoyable joy? Your presence! You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.(Psalm 16:11) May they not move an inch out of Your presence as You gift them with enjoyable bliss this holiday season!

May it be so!

In the mighty Name of Jesus we pray,
Amen and amen.
Love,
Sheila

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  1. Amen

  2. Amen and Amen! Thank You Father for Your joy-filled presence in my heart.

  3. In the sweet and mighty name of Jesus, Amen and amen!

  4. Amen!

  5. Restore the JOY of salvation to my hubby!
    Amen!

  6. Amen and Amen

  7. Oh Joy come fill my soul, Amen and Amen!

  8. Yes, LORD! We need Your joy! Please fill us with Your joy! Amen!

  9. Amen and amen!

  10. Amen and Amen! Thank you! Needed this today.

  11. Amen !

  12. Amen sista fren’!

  13. Amen!

  14. Amen! Happy Monday (:

  15. Oh to feel Joy once again. Father be the lifter of my head and surround me with your presence I wait expectantly! In Jesus Name Amen!

  16. Amen!!

  17. Amen and Amen

  18. AMEN and AMEN

  19. Amen!

  20. AMEN

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