The Catholic Diocese of Peoria  
  31st Annual Charismatic Renewal Conference  
  “..Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” ( Nehemiah 8:10 )  
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Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
Sr. Linda Koontz, SNJM

July 29, 2017

Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Ave.,
Peoria, IL 61603
“The Joy Of The Lord Is My Strength” 2017 Conference Prayer

O Jesus, You are the delight of my heart.
You are the giver of Wisdom and all things holy.
Lead me into an understanding
of how I can live a joy-filled holy life.
Teach me your ways, O Lord.
My desire is to be like You.”
Joy does not chase me and I cannot find joy by chasing it.
Joy is yet another gift from You, O God
– another grace.
Joy is ever-present in Jesus.
It waits for me within His Holy Spirit.
My task is to unlock the joy
which already resides deeply within my soul
through the grace of His Spirit.

When I am calm, when I sit with Jesus, when I trust
— these are the times I feel the joy.
These are the times I am strong in Him.
Though problems assail me from all sides,
the joy of the Lord is my strength.
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.



Office of Charismatic Renewal 1301 NE Glendale Avenue Peoria,IL 61603 309-636-9622