"Happiness" is a by product of our choices! But we still need to thank him for all the troubles we DO have, because that's what makes us stronger♥
Actually, Jesus did NOT say to pray for their happiness -- or anyone's "happiness". But yes, pray that they will see truth and find a JOY (even in unhappy circumstances) & peace in the True God they are hurting while they hurt you -- and actually themselves, too. Have compassion as you earnestly pray for them to know and turn to the God who dearly loves them. PHOTO: the160acrewoods.com/?attachment_id=6556
I wish I had learned this earlier in life.
I love you Mama and miss you more than words can say!
Proverbs 3:6. Some prayers in this regard when I feel lost that seem to be variations on Bartimaeus's "Lord, I want to see!": "Lord, where are you in all this?"/ "Lord, what am I not seeing that I need to see?" and "Lord, if my life is truly a series of four-way stops, then please allow me to see the Cross in every last one."