Prayers and Petitions




A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. – Proverbs 17:22

Because God created us for love and happiness, a happy heart is good medicine for the one who has it. When we rejoice, our brains send the right messages to all the organs in our bodies, causing everything to function right. When we are joyful, we handle bad situations better. Because optimists see everything through “rose colored glasses” they overcome hardships much better than pessimists.

Some of us can easily talk ourselves into being unhappy, discouraged and even fearful, while others have an easy-going attitude about life, and they find something good in every bad situation. For pessimists, it takes more work and determination to have a joyful heart and to hope for the best, no matter what. But it is in our best interest to do so. Even doctors testify that patients who have happy hearts and positive attitudes about their conditions heal much faster than those with negative attitudes.

Science proves that bad, toxic thoughts result in negative emotions which produce unhealthy chemicals, are poisonous for the body and may cause different sicknesses. We can be happier if we pay attention to the thoughts we think and replace the evil ones with the truth of God’s Word. By developing the habit of asking the Holy Spirit to help us keep our peace and joy, we can be healthier than if we are sad and unhappy most of the time.


Heavenly Father, You created me in such a marvelous way. Please help me choose to fight against depression and bad emotions, in order to have a happy heart, a healthier body and more peace. Lord please help me identify every thought that is not from You and which may bring me down. Help me fight against every negative thought and emotion, so that I can keep my health and live a better life. Thank You Lord for the comfort of the Holy Spirit and for the power of prayer and worship that also help me overcome sadness and depression. Glory and honor to Your Holy Name dear Jesus, for all that I am and have in You. Amen

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