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contemporary prayers for today

prayer for happiness

Three colourful plastic flowers next to a house

There are three modern prayers for happiness on this page. The first one is a request to embrace life and find happiness in each moment. The second prayer (for happiness and joy) reminds us of all the many things that there are to be thankful for. The final prayer - for happiness and love - is a short petition asking for a partner to share in life's joys, and that, in their absence at the moment, life might be lived to the full.

Prayer for happiness


Please help me to rest in your happiness,
To allow a smile to linger on my lips,
To dwell within a wonderful memory,
To walk back through sunlit places.

Please help me to awake with hope,
To engage with life in all its variety,
To take in the beauty of others joys,
To touch the souls of those I meet with thankfulness.

Please help me to sing with faith,
To carry the truth close in my heart always,
To rejoice at new life and
To have peace as I age.

Please help me to indulge in love
To breathe in the sweetness of intimacy,
To taste the kindness of friendship,
To feel the warmth of embrace.

Please help me not to miss
A single drop of heaven,
To catch each moment
And drink in the great joy of life.


Prayer for happiness and joy

Dear Lord,

Thank you for all your blessings,
For my family, friends and neighbours.
Thank you for all the beauty
In the skies, the lakes and the mountains.
Thank you for all the excitement of celebration,
Birthdays, weddings and christenings.
Thank you for all the variety of animals, birds and insects.
Thank you for all the enrichment of music, art and literature.
Thank you for the amazing jigsaw of life!
What a beautiful picture is made when I place all these pieces together!
Thank you for the promise of eternity,
For the sacrifices you made so that I can be free,
Free to make my life into a glorious patchwork of thanksgiving
That carries me onwards to the promises of new heavenly pieces to add to all that I already hold.

Thank you.


bible quote on praise to God with old record player in background

short prayer of thanksgiving

a short and inspiring prayer thanking God for his faithfulness and goodness through the ever-changing seasons of life:-

"Thank you for the amazing jigsaw of life!"

quotes on happiness from the bible

"But the righteous are glad and rejoice in his presence;
they are happy and shout for joy.
Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
prepare a way for him who rides on the clouds.
His name is the Lord-be glad in his presence!"

(Psalm 68:3-4, GNT)

"Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do."

(1 Thessalonians 5:18, CEV)

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

(Romans 15:13, NIV)

Prayer for happiness and love

Forgive me, when my heart is yearning, for a love that I just can not find. When I can't see the joy of each blessing without somebody close by my side. I trust that you know me completely, that it's OK to dream of such things. So I await not in the sidelines at home, but embracing each day that you bring.

Soon, I will meet the right person, with whom I can share the world. But until that time, I'll walk without fear, with your hope gently lifting my wings.