Be joyful always; pray continually. The way to rejoice at all times is to find moment-by-moment pleasure in your relationship with Me—the Lover of your soul. This relationship is so full of comfort and encouragement that it’s possible to be joyful in hope even when you’re in the midst of adversity.
Give thanks in all circumstances. There is immense Power in praying, “Thank You, Jesus.” These three words are appropriate for all times and in every situation because of My great sacrifice for you. I encourage you to praise Me for every good thing as soon as you become aware of it. This practice adds sparkle to your blessings—heightening your Joy.
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
~ Romans 12:12
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
~ Ephesians 1:7–8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
~ Psalm 143:8