A Prayer of Gratitude
Dear Lord, where would I be without your love? I’m grateful for your creation. When I look around and see your beauty in creation, I marvel that the vastness of our world was created in seven days. Do you know what I accomplish in 7 days? Not much. But you Lord, created the skies, the seas, mountains, valleys, trees of every variety, and animals. There’s so much diversity and uniformity in your creation working all together. I’m awestruck with gratitude like the psalmist in Psalms 8:
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
You created humans in your image. What is man that you are mindful of Him? But you are mindful of us, Lord. I’m grateful that you thought of me from the beginning of time. I’m grateful for your love.
I’m also grateful for your provision – I can truly say, that I’ve been young and now I’m old and I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging for bread (Psalms 37:25). You have given me just what I needed at the right time. Sometimes I wanted more, rarely have I wanted less, but I can see your hand of provision guiding me. I’m grateful for your provision Lord.
Lord I’m grateful for your Word which provides tools for living successfully. I’m so glad I’m not an afterthought to you, but someone worthy of your love. With gratitude my heart overflows.
In the morning, I seek your face for all I need throughout the day. At the end of the day, I’m grateful for how you’ve kept me, provided for me, granted wisdom, and displayed Your character in me.
Thank you, Lord, for your bounteous blessings,
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