Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT
Most High Sovereign God, I love You and You are everything to me! I give you thanks and praise and I worship You today. I bow at Your glorious feet in humility and brokenness. Forgive me of my trespasses and help me to be forgiving to others who trespass against me. I lift up my brothers and sisters in Christ today and I give You thanks and praise for each and every one. Thank You for giving us a way to be reconciled with You and for loving us so much that You were willing to sacrifice the life of Your own Son for us. Father God, help us to know how to live out this verse and to be thankful even in the midst of pain and suffering. Help us to know what really matters and to have the proper perspective on what’s important. May we remember and ponder today the truth from 2 Peter 3:8 that with You “one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” We bring to You our thanks and praise for all that You have given us! Lord bless each and every one of us and keep us. Shine Your glorious face upon us, and be gracious to us. God of hope, lift up Your countenance upon us, show us Your favor, give us Your peace, and fill us with all joy and peace in believing, that we may abound in hope by the power of Your Holy Spirit. I pray today in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord; AMEN!