(Intentional Prayer)

Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

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Lord, Your Word tells me that for everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.

Lord, as I come to You today with a heart to reach out to others, provide me with memorable opportunities to encourage another and to build them up. Allow me a time of separation from the cares of this life, in order to enjoy a flash of laughter that provides healing and strength for my soul.

God, Your Word says that a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Lord, I ask You to bring forth laughter, even in the midst of a rampant sea, so that my strength may remain on full.

God bless me when I weep, for in due time, Your Word promises that I will laugh.

But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love Your name may be filled with joy.

Thank You for the medicine for my soul!

Ha! Ha! Ha! Satan does not win. For God will once again fill my mouth with laughter and my lips with shouts of joy.

Oh how my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! In You my heart does rejoice, for I trust in Your holy name. Let Your unfailing love surround me, Lord, for my hope is in You alone.

In laughter, I find You. Lord, thank You for this gift that heals me.

This I pray in Jesus’ Name. Not my will but Your will be done. For Your Glory! Amen.

Scriptures:

(Pick Your Favorite Bible Translation)

Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 (NLT)
1 For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
4 A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)
A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.

Luke 6:21 (NLT)
God blesses you who are hungry now,
for you will be satisfied. God blesses you who weep now, for in due time you will laugh.

Psalms 5:11 (NLT)
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy.

Job 8:21 (NLT)
He will once again fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

Luke 1:47 (NLT)
How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!

Psalms 33:21-22 (NLT)
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in you alone.

Be intentional about your prayers. Include God’s Word. You may use the listed Scriptures or select one’s that minister to you, right here, right now! Be blessed.

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