Prayer Guide: Joy To The World

©Public Domain. Words and music by George Frideric Handel and Isaac Watts. CCLI# Number: 24016.

The prayer prompters below are suggestions to choose from in the context of corporate prayer or worship. Usually only one or two would be utilized, but we have provided a variety of ideas to choose from, or to use as inspiration to create your own.

Verse 1

Joy to the world, the Lord has come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

  • I praise You Jesus that Your joy is surpassing, even when…
  • Lord Jesus, thank You that because You have come to our world, it is…
  • Lord Jesus, thank You that because You have come to my world, I am…
  • I praise You Jesus that You are King over…
  • I pray that You will become the King of ______________ (name’s) life, opening their eyes to the gospel. 
  • Lord, help me to make You first in my heart, over and above all else, especially…

Verse 2

Joy to the world, the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

  • Savior, thank You that You reign over…
  • Savior, this Christmas season, please reign over my…
  • Give me grace to declare and demonstrate the joy of the Lord to _____________ (names) 

Verse 3

No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

  • Lord, I confess the sin of _____________ so that by Your grace it will not grow in my life.
  • Lord, I confess any unnecessary sorrow or regret over _____________ (issue), and ask for a fresh experience of the joy of Your Spirit.
  • Thank You that the blessing of the gospel is greater than the curse of sin, even my sin of ______________.

Verse 4

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love, and wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders of His love

  • Lord, thank You that Your truth and grace is greater than…
  • Lord, rule my heart with Your truth and grace so that I will…
  • Lord, I pray the glory of Your righteousness will advance powerfully, through the gospel, in the nation of…
  • Lord, I praise You for the wonder of Your love – and that You love me even though… 
  • I pray that the wonder of Your love will be evident in my life, especially when…
  • I pray that _____________ (name of unsaved) will see and hear of the wonder of Your love through me as I endeavor to…