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Prayer for the Power of Optimism, Hope & Joy

Dear Father, help me to choose to live a life devoted to you, trusting you to protect me and alert to the blessings you bring each day into my life. I want to be able to get up each morning, to say and really believe “this is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).

Just as I need your help, your strength, wisdom, and direction to get rid of my anger, to get rid of the bad things in my life, I need your help to fill up my life with good things. I confess I can be suspicious of good things. I confess sometimes I don’t want to accept good things because I don’t want to feel obligated to change and give up something else. Help me to unclench my hands of the things I think I need in order to be able to grasp hold of what you provide.

Father, you are a God of hope. I claim Romans 15:13 for myself: fill me with all joy and peace as I trust in you, so that I may overflow with hope and the power of the Holy Spirit.”

SOURCE: Chapter 11: “Living the Power of Optimism, Hope and Joy” in Every Woman’s Guide to Managing Your Anger by Gregory L. Jantz, PhD., founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources Inc.

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  1. Please enter me to win Dr. Jantz free book. It sounds just like what I need. #drjantzgift. I have been walking in Depression/grief for too long now. I do get angry. I could use increased joy, hope, optimism in the today & in the New Year. I also need prayer and to get back into a much deeper relationship & prayer with God, the Holy Spirit & Jesus. I feel sad, empty and lonely. I have physical problems too. I do have my husband and our Golden Retriever, Torrie that bring me great joy and some of my children and grand children live here in this building and I do enjoy them. I like they prayer for the Power of Optimism, Hope & Joy and am going to start praying it today. I’m so glad I found this website. JCLewis

  2. Thank you, JC for the thoughtful comment. I just emailed you directly to request your address. I hope the book brings you all the joy, hope and optimism you want, need and deserve!

  3. I want to start living happy again. Wash all the negativity in my life away and live a life through Christ.

    • Hi Timmy,

      Thank you for your thoughtful note and apologies for the delay in responding. Please feel free to call our admissions team to learn about treatment options at The Center or to receive resources close to you. Our number is 888.771.5166. We look forward to visiting with you. Wishing you peace and happiness this holiday season.


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