O Lord, I confess that there are times I am inclined to focus on the worst in people and situations, and to speak words that discourage and demoralise those around me. Guide me with Your Spirit to seek and set my mind on Your faithfulness and goodness, and to speak of it to my loved ones. Teach me to “consider it pure joy” when I face trials, knowing that the testing of my faith produces perseverance, that I might ultimately be “mature and complete, not lacking in anything” (James 1:2–4).
Prayer of the Day
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.