“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
Lord, I pray for a victorious prayer life. I ask that You would help me to walk in Your joy in the end times. When life is difficult, help me to see from Your point of view. You are the God of hope, and I can overflow with Your joy and hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Teach me to pray diligently and wholeheartedly with a good heart attitude. People around me are stressed and worried without hope about the future. Their hearts are troubled, but I choose to walk in Your peace and joy. Your joy is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10). You are returning soon to earth, and I rejoice in my Bridegroom King. I anticipate this joyful time and all the joys of Your eternal reign. I fix my eyes on You.
You have an answer for every problem, even when I don’t see it through my eyes. You know the beginning from the end. Lord, I choose to link with You and not let the world squeeze me into its mold. You know the way that I can walk through my circumstances victoriously. I choose to obey Philippians 4:4-5, ‘Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.’
Help me to re- joice in You always. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit. It is not something that I can create myself. Your joy is supernatural, and remains deep and abiding even when I am in the midst of hardship. Help me learn to let Your Spirit fill me with Your unquenchable joy, regardless of what is happening around me. I want to let Your light shine from my life to a world looking desperately for hope. I want my life to be a testimony of Your light.
Psalm 16:11 says, ‘You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.’ There is joy in the secret place of prayer and in Your presence even in times of darkness. There is joy as I choose to center my life on You. I choose to make You my highest ambition, my deepest desire, and my greatest goal. Give me Your spirit of joy as I walk through the turbulence of the end times with You. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
“Jesus did not pray that you would merely be happy or even that you would escape grief. He prayed that you would have the same joy that the Father had given Him: a divine joy, a joy that comes from a deep and unwavering relationship with the Father. It is a joy that is grounded so firmly in a relationship with God that no change in circumstances could ever shake it. This is the kind of joy that Christ is praying will be in you.” Henry Blackaby
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
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