"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all ye lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come before His presence with singing!" (Ps 100: 1-2)
We do not serve the Lord with abashed faces. We ought to leap like a deer when we praise and sing for God. Joy is the trademark of a Christian.
Life could sometimes be full of sorrow. This is a reality of life. On the other hand, in God's presence, your countenance will change. It is only by God's grace that one could attain this joy.
Let us pray today for the gift of joy. That the Lord may imbue us with a fortitude in times of trouble. That we may not lose this sense of joy to depression. Lord, hear our prayer. Through the powerful intercession of Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all of the angels and saints! In Jesus Name, Amen.