Remain in me, and I will remain in you (John 15:4; NLT).

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength (Isaiah 40:31; NKJV).

I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! (Habakkuk 3:18; NLT).


During meditation,
The longer I stay
In your light –

Or praying –

The stronger
And more joyful
I become.


Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).

I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you (Psalm 42:6; NLT).

“He will not fail you, or forsake you” (1 Chronicles 28:20; NLT).

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Even as I ask you
To help me rejoice
Throughout the day,
I know I’ll fail.

Even as I ask you
To help me pray
I know I’ll fail.

And even as I ask you
To help me be thankful
In all circumstances,
I know I’ll fail.

Yet, despite all this,
I also know
That you will never fail me,
Nor forsake me –

For you are love.

In Jesus’ name,

Stay alert!

Stay alert! (Mark 13:33; NLT).

Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him (Deuteronomy 14:4; NLT).

The King will reply, ‘Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’ (Matthew 25:40; NIV).

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).

I will praise the LORD at all times (Psalm 34:1; NLT).

And pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion (Ephesians 6:18; NLT).

Help me to stay alert –

Always aware of your presence,
And listening for your voice.

Always following your Son,
And seeing him in everyone I meet.

Always speaking the truth with love,
And thanking you in all circumstances.

Always being joyful,
And praising you.

Always praying in the Spirit,
And clinging to you.

In Jesus’ name,



Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29; NLT).

“ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind’ ”(Luke 10:27; NLT).

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone(Romans 12:18; NIV).

I believe in your Son,
And I love you
With all my heart,
And strength.

May your Spirit
Help me to be joyful,
And thankful today –
Always aware
Of your presence,
And praising your holy name.




…he is not far from any one of us (Acts 17:27; NIV).

For in him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

Come near to God and he will come near to you (James 4:8; NIV).

Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble (Job 14:1; NIV).

But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction (Job 36:15; NIV).

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12; NIV).

Thank you for staying close to us
When we suffer,
However alone
Or far from you
We feel.

Please speak to us
In, and through,
Our afflictions
And hardships;

Encourage us to learn
All they can teach us;

Support us as we help
Ourselves, and others,
As much as we can;

Make us joyful in hope,
Patient in affliction,
And faithful in prayer;

And bring us safely
Through our trials at last.

In Jesus’ holy name,