Psalm 136:1-9, Ephesians 5:15-20
Reflections of the Heart:
How thankful are you? Have you expressed your thankfulness to the Lord by telling Him how grateful you are? If not, tell Him today!
Eternal Father, we thank You for giving us Your Name and for making us Your children. Thank You for giving us a future and a hope. Thank You for being our Shepherd and protecting us. Thank You for protecting our children and blessing them to grow in Your wisdom and stature. Thank You for providing us with our daily bread. Lord, we give thanks to You, for You are good. Your faithful love endures forever. We give thanks to You, the Lord of lords. Your faithful love endures forever. To You, who alone does mighty miracles. You are the God who made the heavens so skillfully. You laid out the earth above the waters. We thank You, Father, for forgiving our sins, healing all of our diseases, redeeming us from death, crowning us with Your loving-kindness and tender mercies, filling our lives with good things and renewing our youth like the eagles. We are blessed to have You as our Father.
Glorious Father, we thank You for establishing Your will on earth as it is in heaven through our lives. Father, it is Your will for us to give thanks to You always and in all things. We thank You for: (List 7-10 things you are thankful for. Think about your family, career, church, friends, yourself, etc.)
Triumphant Father, we magnify Your Name. You are an excellent Father and we love You. Holy Spirit, please help us to always walk in an attitude of thankfulness. Help us to daily look for things to praise and thank the Father for. Help each parent to cultivate a spirit of thankfulness in their child. As a Church Family, help us to always remain thankful and to not take any of the things that You are doing within and through our congregation for granted.
Loving Father, forgive us for being ungrateful and unappreciative. Forgive us for acting spoiled and arrogant. Forgive us for always wanting more and not counting our blessings. Forgive us for acts of rebellion and disobedience. Father, thank You for not dealing with us according to our sins nor punishing us according to our iniquities. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to You, Lord, who sits on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever. You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will, they exist and were created. Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT): Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 23:1, Luke 2:52, Matthew 6:11, Psalm 136:1,3-6, Psalm 103:3-5, I Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 103:10, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 5:13, Revelation 4:11
Today, I will trust God to: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________