Father God, you are the God of rejoicing. This is the day you created for us, and we rejoice in it. May we live with abundant and stubborn joy that cannot be shaken by circumstance. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, who looked past the pain of the cross to see everlasting joy, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” (Psalm 51:12 ESV)