Gratitude Challenge Day 11

Pray: Dear Heavenly Father, today we thank You for the gift of life. We thank You that we each woke up this morning. And we each woke up in comfortable beds, with a roof over our heads. There are so many people who might not wake up this morning. And there are countless others who woke up on a city street or in a hospital bed. We also have many Christian siblings waking up in fear because of the circumstances they are living in. Lord, we pray for the families of those who did not wake today. And we pray for all those people who woke up in difficult situations this morning. And we thank You, Lord, for the favor that we woke with today. And for those of us living in free countries, we are grateful for that as well. We are thankful for our freedom. And we are thankful for those who made our freedom possible. We pray for all the troops, polices officers, firefighters, and first responders in each our countries and communities. They have tough jobs every day, protecting others. We are so thankful for these people who give selflessly to ensure our freedom and protection. Help us to not take this for granted. Help us to remember that every day truly is a gift from You. God, we have so much to be thankful for, including the fact that we have a new day on this earth. We remember that we have Your joy in our hearts this morning. We remember that You walk beside us every day, giving us hope. And we remember that there is always good news with Jesus by our sides. We are still alive and still breathing, so we praise You, Lord! In Jesus’ beautiful name we pray, Amen.

Practice Gratitude: What are you thankful for? I am thankful that I woke up, that I have my health, and that I am alive and breathing.

Praise. Here is today’s song! Enjoy! Alive & Breathing by Matt Maher, featuring Elle Limebear

Please share in the comments if today’s reading spoke to you. Or you may add a prayer, your gratitude list, praise, etc.

~~ Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States. So I wanted to say thank you to our veterans, including my father who served in the United States Army. Those of us who live in freedom do so because of others who made our freedom possible. ~~

© 2020 Bridget A. Thomas

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14 Comments on “Gratitude Challenge Day 11

  1. Love today’s song ❤️. I praise the Lord for waking up today!! As this virus rages, many will not wake up today. It’s a sobering thought. I’m also grateful for those that have served this nation so that WE ALL enjoy freedom 🥰

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  2. I am thankful for waking up today, experiencing another day with the Lord and my loved ones. Another day to be alive and breathing and praise the Lord ( love today’s song). For the simple joy of being able to enjoy a lovely cup of tea.
    Blessings my friend 💙.

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    • Today’s song is my favorite. I never tire of listening to it. I love and agree with all that you said. And I love the way you put the last one “the simple joy” – so true and it amazes me how God has blessed with so many simple joys. ❤️☕️ Blessings to you too!

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  3. I’m thankful for health, I’m thankful for a new day, and I’m thankful for all veterans, including my father and father in-law.

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  4. Thankful for God’s mercy and grace! I love reading your gratitude prayer and then what others comment as well.❤️so much to be thankful for even in the midst of crazy.

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  5. What a beautiful prayer for those who are out there risking their lives to save others. My cousin is a firefighter and I’m sure he’ll be busy today since many rivers and the lake are flooding near us right now.

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