Father in Heaven,
On this day, we lift our hearts to you in gratitude and joy. We thank you for the beauty of your creation that surrounds us, For the sun that warms our skin, and the breeze that refreshes our spirits.
We thank you for the blessings you have bestowed upon us, For the love of family and friends, and the joy they bring into our lives.We ask that you fill us with your joy, A joy that is not dependent on circumstances or possessions, But a joy that comes from knowing Jesus and trusting in his sacrificial love.
May this joy overflow from our hearts and spill out into the world around us, May it be a light that shines in the darkness, a hope that brings comfort to those in need.
May we find joy in the simple things of life, In the laughter of children, the beauty of a sunset, and the taste of good food.
May we find joy in the challenges we face, Knowing that they will develop our character and help us become more like Jesus.
May we find joy in the moments of stillness, When we can rest in your presence and know that you are with us always.
Bless us, Heavenly Father and Creator of life, with your joy and your peace, And may we live each day with hearts full of gratitude and joy.
In the mighty name of Jesus we pray, Amen.