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Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for my life, my family, my friends, a warm house, and enough food. Thank you for my strengths and weaknesses, my blessings and challenges, my joys and disappointments. Thank you for the beauty of creation all around me! You’re amazing! Thank you for sending Your Son, Jesus, to earth to teach us about You and to die for us. Thank you so much for saving me from the penalty my sins deserve! 1. You have a plan for my life and good works for me to fulfill. 2.

These are the concerns I am facing today...

I lift them up to You.

Open my eyes to see where You are at work in the world today. 3. Help me to notice both the “fingerprints” of Your loving-kindness and the “embraces” of Your powerful presence —in my own life and in the world around me—and, to give You praise.

Lack of joy comes from a lack of peace and hope. Lack of peace and hope come from fear and negativity. Fear is the opposite of trust.

Dear Lord, please help me not to “sit” in fear and negativity, but to “walk” in faith and trust today. 4. You are always with me! 5. I trust You to take care of me as a loving Father would, 6. and to guide my steps. 7. “My times are in Your hands.” 8. You are loving and compassionate. 9. Regardless of life’s problems, I believe there are more “good gifts” yet in store for me, 10. both gifts to receive and enjoy, and gifts to give away, to help others.

“May the God of hope fill (me) with all joy and peace as (I) trust in him, so that (I) may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” 11.

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

Amen.


1. Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9

2. Ephesians 2:10

3. John 5:17

4. 2 Corinthians 5:7

5. Matthew 28:20

6. Matthew 7:11

7. James 1:5-6

8. Psalm 31:15a

9. Psalm 103:10-14

10. James 1:17, Matthew 7:11

11. Romans 15:13

 


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4/18/19

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