A River of Joy
November 18, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Lady wants our lives to be joyful thanksgiving which flows out of our hearts like a river of joy!! Think of how much we could be blessing other people if joy was flowing out of us like a river!! May it be so!
August 25, 1988
Today I invite you all
to rejoice in the life which God gives you.
rejoice in God, the Creator,
because He has created you so wonderfully.
Pray that your life be joyful thanksgiving
which flows out of your heart
like a river of joy.
give thanks unceasingly
for all that you possess,
for each little gift which God has given you,
so that a joyful blessing
always comes down from God upon your life.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
This Psalm of David reveals the heart of King David, from whose heart a river of joyful thanksgiving really did flow out! Let’s pray with David:
A Psalm of David.
I give thee thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing thy praise;
I bow down toward thy holy temple
and give thanks to thy name
for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness;
for thou hast exalted above everything
thy name and thy word.
On the day I called, thou didst answer me,
my strength of soul thou didst increase.
All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD,
for they have heard the words of thy mouth;
and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,
for great is the glory of the LORD.
For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly;
but the haughty he knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
thou dost preserve my life;
thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and thy right hand delivers me.
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
thy steadfast love, O LORD, endures for ever.
Do not forsake the work of thy hands.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c) Mary TV 2022