As I opened my Bible early this morning, I am reminded that I am always to walk in God's will. by doing so, I will find joy in every circumstance. We are told to ALWAYs be joyful and to ALWAYs being in prayer. We aren't told to be that way sometimes, or when we feel like it but ALWAYs! I believe that is a lot easier to do when you are seeking God on a regular basis and everything you do is according to His will.
O - We don't have a choice, being thankful and full of joy and thanking God in our prayers is a requirement for those of us that believe in and belong to our Lord. It should be something we just do and something we want to do even when times are not perfect for us. When we have Christ in our hearts we have joy.
A - I will pray constantly and always give thanks to God who lives in me. I will know and understand the difference between the happiness of the world and the true Joy that lives within me. It doesn't matter what is going on around me, I will find the good in any circumstance and thank God for using it.
P - Father, I pray that I always can see the Joy that is around me. I pray that regardless of what is happening I remember first and foremost to bring it to you in prayer. I pray that everything I do is according to your will for that alone will bring me joy. Amen