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GRATITUDE IN ACTION -FRIDAY

 

OPENING PRAYER

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all you have done for us. We thank you for the splendour of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, ...continue reading "GRATITUDE IN ACTION"

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GRATITUDE IN ACTION – THURSDAY
Grace in the Dark Times

Rev. Marie’s thoughts are at the end:
OPENING PRAYER 
Heavenly Father, in the busyness of my day, I sometimes forget to stop and thank You for all that is good in my life. My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratefulness and gratitude for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels. I thank you, too, for those things in my life that are less than I would hope them to be ...continue reading "GRATITUDE IN ACTION – THURSDAY"

GRATITUDE IN ACTION - TUESDAY

 

Rev. Marie’s thoughts are at the end:

OPENING PRAYER

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we, your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving kindness to us and all who you have made. We bless you for your creation, preservation, and the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, ...continue reading "GRATITUDE IN ACTION – TUESDAY"

GRATITUDE IN ACTION -MONDAY

Rev Marie’s comments are at the end

 

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Psalm 136 (1-9)

O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.

O give thanks to the God of gods,
for His steadfast love endures forever. ...continue reading "GRATITUDE IN ACTION – MONDAY"

GRATITUDE ATTITUDE FOR A FRIDAY

Rev Marie's thoughts are at the end:

OPENING PRAYER

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all you have done for us. We thank you for the splendour of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.

...continue reading "GRATITUDE ATTITUDE FOR A FRIDAY"

GRATITUDE ATTITUDE FOR A THURSDAY

Rev Marie's thoughts are at the end of the post

OPENING PRAYER

Heavenly Father, in the busyness of my day, I sometimes forget to stop and thank You for all that is good in my life. My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratefulness and gratitude for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels. I thank you, too, for those things in my life that are less than I would hope them to be. Things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. When my heart feels stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in my weary eyes, still I rejoice that you are as near to me as my next breath, and in the midst of life’s turbulence, I thank you for your unending faithfulness. In the silence of my soul, I thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love. I pray all of this in the sweet name of Jesus. Amen.

SCRIPTURE

‘So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!’ 2 Corinthians 5:17 

CLOSING PRAYER

Heavenly Father, open the eyes of my heart so that I may truly see all of the abounding love, faithfulness, mercy and favour that you have so freely bestowed upon me. Lord, help me walk with ever increasing gratitude in my heart. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

 

Rev Marie's thoughts:

It is so easy to be thankful when things go my way. When I stand at the back of our yard at the end of a long and satisfying day, and I look out over the water reflecting a glorious sunset, words of thanksgiving just bubble up.  My heart is often filled with a profound sense of gratitude when those I love surround me and we are at peace. I have been given many graces and I am deeply aware of how much has been pure gift. ...continue reading "GRATITUDE ATTITUDE FOR A THURSDAY"

LUYH-logoGRATITUDE ATTITUDE - TUESDAY

The weekend is over and the turkey is turning into soup and we return to the sometimes unending ordinariness of our days. But for some of us that is not a reality but a poignant wish - we long for the "ordinary" days which we do not now have. In either case, it can be hard to hold onto the sense of gratitude that Thanksgiving engenders. Today's thoughts remind us of the love that is not dependent on anything but God's unchanging character.  Rev Marie's thoughts are at the end. ...continue reading "GRATITUDE ATTITUDE – TUESDAY"