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Pause and Pray

Perfect Joy

Jun 11, 2021
Perfect joy


With the health crisis and unrest facing our world, finding a reason to be joyful is hard. But it’s important that we smile—even if it’s through tears.


Dear God,
Sadness surrounds us
and for that I haven’t much reason
to be joyful.
But my battered heart longs
for a moment of joy.

Remind me that,
though our spirits are wounded,
above the heavy clouds is the sun
waiting to warm us.

After the storm passes,
I know I will see clear skies.
That alone is reason to smile.


Do one thing today that makes you feel better. Rise above the storm of grief—if only for a momentand give yourself permission to be happy.

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Submitted by Alex Stankiewicz (not verified) on Sat, 06/12/2021 - 07:11 AM


I want joy in my heart. Thank you for the directions.

Submitted by Mark (not verified) on Sun, 06/13/2021 - 02:16 AM


Life wants to take us a hundred miles an hour. Christ wants us to sit with him, letting him love us and be close to us.

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