Trying to build a prayer life can be difficult—whether youdon’t know how to pray or you don’t feel like praying. So we’re here to help youconnect with God withsimple prayers for the everyday.


When You Don’t Want to Choose Joy

There it is again, “Choose Joy!” What a stupid line! At least that’s how you feel. If it was that simple, wouldn’t we all just “choose joy” all the time? If it was that easy, wouldn’t we all be happier? Wouldn’t it be easier to walk around with a smile?

“Choose joy” … I’ll show you some joy!

Maybe we need to rethink joy a bit. Maybe we need help experiencing joy. Maybe it’s not up to us to conjure it up out of thin air. Here’s what we pray when we’d really like some joy, but we’ve discovered that we can’t control it as much as we want.

“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).


A Prayer for Joy

Joy-giver—who created joy, defines joy, is joy—meet me in my sadness and discouragement, and comfort me with your presence. Help me see what’s good in my life, and in the world. Lead me to gratitude for all your good gifts. As I navigate the difficulties in my life, the stuff that hurts, the dark night of the soul kind of stuff, remind me that real joy, your joy, comes with the morning. Amen.


Prayers for everyday life are hard to come up with on the spot! If you’re in need of moresimple prayers visit this page to help youconnect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life!