Lord, God, Heavenly Father,

You know that it's hard to see joy in the midst of life with chronic illness and caring for those with chronic illness. We pray that You will help us to begin to see simple, small moments of beauty and kindness as the gifts they are - moments of joy. As we taste these moments, help us to notice them more often, so that we can learn to become joyful always.

What a gift that this verse starts with "Be joyful always." Help us to do just that, so we honor and glorify Your holy name.

In Jesus' Name,
Amen