Saint Paraskevi, please help me! You know the suffering and misery of my soul. Pray to God to heal my heart so I can feel pure and in peace. You know all I have been through, you know the meaning of everything through your wisdom. Help me understand, accept all evil that hurt my heart! Give me patience and teach me how to be a humble person! I am sorry for all my thoughts, for all that I have said and judged. You know what is in my heart.
We do need joy, as for this reason we were created by God. But spiritual joy is not same as the joy of this world. True spiritual joy means having a free heart, filled with the peace of Jesus. We have spiritual joy when we free ourselves from the dominion of the enemy, of evil thoughts and temptation