Morning Thought: Pray with joy. One of the traps you can fall into is feeling prayer is drudgery. Real prayer is the greatest joy because you are invited to have an audience with the King. He hears you with a sympathetic and compassionate ear. He responds with grace and mercy. He acts like thunder and lightning on your behalf. Observe how Paul prays: “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all” (Philippians 1:3-4, NASB).