Pray for Joy
Lord I pray ........that (kids name) be given the gift of joy.
Let the spirit of joy rise up in their heart this day and may they know the fullness of joy that is found only in Your presence.
Help them to understand that true happiness and joy are found only in You.
Whenever they are overtaken by negative emotions, surround the with your love. Teach them to believe, “This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)
Deliver them from despair, depression, loneliness, discouragement, anger, or rejection. May these negative attitudes have no place in (kids name), nor be a lasting part of their life.
May they decide in their heart, “My soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in His salvation.” (Psalm 35:9)
I know Lord that any negative emotions they feel are lies, contrary to the truth of Your Word.
Plant Your word firmly in their heart and increase their faith daily.
Enable them to abide in Your love and derive strength from the joy of the Lord this day and forever.
Isaiah 61:10 John 15:10-11
Rom 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Psalm 16:11 Psalm 30:5
Prayer written by Stormie Omartian from her book, Power of a Praying Parent.