In preparation for Watching A Year of Healing see:
is Joy Month


...coming as the companion of
patience and longsuffering.

See this prayer again from Colossians 1:9-12 and remember it came from a man who was in chains. Paul wrote to the Colossians from the prison in Rome where he was held because he proclaimed that Jesus was the Son or God.

 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:




I hold before you these who walk in difficulty. Through the power of Your Spirit, work into their lives the ability to endure, the quality that enables them to forgive others, and the joy that comes as the fruit of Your Spirit. In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ,


This month we are aiming toward that special quality the Holy Spirit remains ready to bring into the heart of any believer. It is the quality of joy. Amazingly, it will have two companions—patience and longsuffering. All too often, these two, stand ready to rob the heart of joy. This is because too many of us seem to think that joy is the result of some good circumstance. Well, this is so—if the circumstances of our lives revolve around who we are and where we are in Christ.

Oh, that joy might reach through the suffering of every person who comes into chains because or their testimony of Jesus. It can be our place this month to remember the persecuted believers throughout the world.

After completing our praying through Colossians, we will spend Day 21 through Day 31 learning to rejoice. We can discover that Scripture about joy has in it the blessed energy of the Holy Spirit to release you within our own hearts.

All Praise to Jesus Christ, our Lord! that in the redemption I became Yours. I confess that you have reconciled me to our heavenly Father. I rejoice in the propitiation for my sins that You accomplished for me. Thank You for salvaging my life from the junk heap of sin.

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