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How to Find Lasting Joy

Where did the laughter go? Why does it seem like life is so challenging that the joy has been forgotten? Even in the midst of anything we are walking through, God chooses to bring joy to us to help us find strength and the endurance to keep moving forward in life. These Scriptures are for you and your loved one to understand, praise and pray joy back in to your life!

(S) “You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!”

Isaiah 55:12 NLT

(P) Thank You Lord for giving ___ joy and peace. May ___ join in with all of creation to celebrate all You have done

(S) “God has graced me with the gift of laughter! To be sure, everyone who hears my story will laugh with me.”

Genesis 21:6 VOICE

(P) Wow God, You grace me/___ with the gift of laughter! Thank You for setting up my/___’s story to where people can laugh with us when they hear it.

(S) “For I have given rest to the weary and joy to all the sorrowing.”

Jeremiah 31:25 TLB

(P) Thank You heavenly Father for giving rest to ___ and bringing joy after the sorrow.

(S) “It isn’t that we are trying to control your faith, but we are working with you for your happiness, because you stand firm in your faith.”

2 Corinthians 1:24 CEB

(P) God, show ___ that You are working on ___’s behalf to bring happiness as __ stays firm in my/their faith in You.

(S) “But Jacob insisted, “No, if I have found favor with you, please accept this gift from me. And what a relief to see your friendly smile. It is like seeing the face of God!”

Genesis 33:10 NLT

(P) God, may You surround ___ with godly friends who can bring a smile to ___’s face when they connect, seeing a glimpse of You and Your character.

(S) “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. 15 All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.”

Proverbs 15:13, 15 NASB

(P) Praise You God for creating an atmosphere where ___ can experience Your joy and strengthen ___ through it.

(S) “The Lord your God is in your midst; he is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; he renews you by his love; he shouts for joy over you.”

Zephaniah 3:17 NET

(P) God, You deliver ___ and take great delight in ___ in the midst of what ___ is walking through. May ___ see how You renew ___ through Your love, knowing You shout over __ with joy.


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