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Praying through Proverbs, Chapter 17 – A Cheerful Heart

17 Oct Posted by in Attitude, Depression, Habits, Intentional Love, Joy, Marriage Prayers, Praying Through Proverbs | Comments Off on Praying through Proverbs, Chapter 17 – A Cheerful Heart

Praying through Proverbs, Chapter 17 – A Cheerful Heart

Praying through Proverbs, Chapter 17 – A Cheerful Heart


Dear Heavenly Father,

Your Word tells us that a merry heart is like a good medicine, but sometimes it’s hard to feel cheerful when the bills pile up, work isn’t going well, or another trial threatens our home.

Please help us find joy together. We want to seek out pure ways to make our hearts glad together, even when we’re in the midst of trying times.

Whether we need to go outside and breathe in fresh air, have breakfast out on a Saturday morning, play a game together before bed, or something else altogether, we’re asking You to show us ways we can be a better and more cheerful companion to one another.

In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Note: If you or your spouse struggles with choosing joy because of depression, read Darlene’s encouraging prayer about sorrow & joy.


A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. – Proverbs 17:22, KJV


A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22, NIV


{Read all of Proverbs Chapter 17 here and go here for the rest of the Praying through Proverbs series.}

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