Pray: Dear Lord, today our hearts are overflowing with thanksgiving. Instead of dwelling on our mistakes and regrets, we are just so very thankful for all the second chances You give us. Sometimes we say things that we later regret. Or we might do something we wish we could take back. Other times we are hesitant to speak up. And then there are times when we just don’t know what we should do. But You have give us new days and new opportunities to rectify situations like these. Too often we focus on our faults, instead of focusing on Your grace. God, we are so very thankful that Your mercies are new every morning. Help us to never forget this miraculous truth. Each new day, You give us new opportunities to draw closer to You. Each new day, You give us new opportunities to spread love in our lives. Each new day, You give us a chance to embrace joy and peace. And You never stop loving us, Lord. You never give up on us. For that we are so very thankful.
God, as we embrace this day of rest, we ask for You to help us feel refreshed. The circumstances of life leave us feeling exhausted. But it says in Psalm 23:3 that You restore our souls. What a comforting promise that is, Lord. Today we claim that promise as we turn our eyes to You and rest in Your healing presence. We are so thankful to know that when we spend time with You, You strengthen us and rejuvenate us. We give thanks for this powerful truth. And we give our thanks In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Practice Gratitude: What are you thankful for? I am thankful for second chances. I am thankful for a new day to live with love, joy, and peace. I am thankful that God never gives up on us and never stops loving us. I am thankful for the promise in Psalm 23:3 that God restores our souls.
Praise. Here is today’s song! Enjoy! God’s Great Dance Floor by Chris Tomlin
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