Read: 1 Peter 1:3-9

On the last day of this intentional time of prayer, today we stop to see a virtue that will allow us to persist in everything life throws at us: joy. Reading 1 Peter 1:3-9, you can see a deep type of joy that should be cultivated in the life of a believer because of the unending grace of God. According to the text, we have a living hope, inheritance, security in God’s power, reason to believe, reason to rejoice, and assurance of the salvation of our souls. Simply put, we have a reason to be joyful. Today may be a time for you to reflect back on God’s good work in your life during this season of prayer. As you look back, you can see how God has given you a reason to have joy. Remember this time. Lord willing, we will be people who now pray more, trust more, and depend on Christ who is our only hope. Walk in joy knowing you are a child of God, saved by grace that was given to you in Christ. We can build our lives upon that hope!

Questions for Personal Prayer
How does prayer help us to find our joy in God despite the circumstances that we face? What hinders your joy, and how can prayer help you to rejoice in all things?

Corporate Prayer
Thank God for His faithfulness and goodness towards us as a church
Praise God for using these 21 days to draw us closer to Him
Ask God to help us continue to grow in our dependence upon Him this year