Praise on Dark Days

A group of worshippers clasp hands in prayer

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.—Acts 16:25 (NIV)

It's easy to be happy when everything is going your way, but how you respond to dark and difficult times is a test of true character. In the above verse, despite their suffering, Paul and Silas praise God. They worship in the worst circumstances and inspire others by their actions.

Today's Prayer:

Dear Lord, how I hold on to faith when in pain or encountering the worst, can be a testimony to Your glory.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts