Pray: Dear Lord, today we come before You with regret for all the complaining we tend to do. We know it grieves You when we gripe. We want to turn our hearts around and make gratitude a lasting habit. The world around us has so much negativity and complaining. But we can spread the light of Jesus by being optimistic and practicing gratitude. When we focus on You, Your goodness, and all the ways You bless us, it helps us to turn our complaints into praises. So, we are starting off today with gratefulness in our hearts. Please help us to hold onto this throughout the day. And as we lay our heads on our pillows tonight, help us to recall all the wonderful things that happened in our day. Help us to drift off to sleep while giving You thanks.
Lord, we also take a moment to pray regarding the elections occurring today in the USA. For those who haven’t voted yet, please give us discernment as we vote today. Please help us to keep in mind truth, which comes from You alone. And no matter what the outcome is, we ask for peace. We place it all in Your hands, because our trust is in You alone. Most of all we pray for this country and for the entire world. God, the world has been through so much heartache this year. Please bring healing to every corner of the earth. We pray that all hearts are turned towards You. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.
Practice Gratitude: Write down at least three things you are thankful for. Today I am thankful for the gift of practicing gratitude because I have seen in my own life how it can transform our hearts. I am thankful for the opportunity to spread the light and love of Jesus to those I encounter today. And I am thankful for the power of praise.
Praise. Here is today’s song! Enjoy! Counting Every Blessing by Rend Collective
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