It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
Psalm 92: 1-4 NRSV
Being thankful is an all day affair.
You may think if you say thanks at breakfast, then that is all you need to do for that day. However, giving thanks does not end at the beginning of the day.
That is because God doesn't stop giving blessings nor does God stop being praise worthy after 9 AM.
The psalmist says to give thanks for God's love at the beginning of the day and be grateful for God's faithfulness as you go to sleep. God makes us glad by all of God's creation and all God gives each of us throughout the day.
God, thank you so much that you never stop blessing us with love, mercy, blessings and your creative order. May we all learn to live thankfully each moment of every day. In Jesus' most precious name we pray. Amen.
Name one thing you are thankful for at this moment. Name another in four hours.
Copyright 2009 Amelia G. Sims