A Prayer For Cheerfulness


Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine,

As You wake up to England taking a thrashing in the Ashes and another freezing morning, I can fully understand why the last sentiment you are feeling is a cheerful one. Nonetheless, let us be cheerful. I am sure there are reasons in Your life to feel cheerful. Please take time to dwell on them, rather than the irrelevant negatives.

I wish You a splendid Sunday and excellent week ahead.

That God bless You and Your families.

Let us seek the grace of a cheerful heart, an even temper, sweetness, gentleness, and brightness of mind, as walking in His light, and by His grace. Let us pray Him to give us the spirit of ever-abundant, ever-springing love, which overpowers and sweeps away the vexations of life by its own richness and strength, and which above all things unites us to Him Who is the fountain and the centre of all mercy, loving-kindness and joy.