Thank You, Lord

Lord, thank You for Your great, unmerited and undeserved love of us. Because so many don’t believe the name Jesus has any eternal meaning other than an exclamation of frustration, I still feel blessed that I know and trust who You are – and I’m grateful! We thank You for the gift of faith. Such as it is. Weak as it sometimes is. Flawed and misled, surely. But we trust Your watchcare over us on our journey through life. And we pray in the POWER of Jesus’ name.

Thank You for our health, such as it is with our age, our “issues”,“conditions” and even our viruses. We thank You that, for the most part, this infamous Virus is usually not terribly severe and there are even now treatments that work. But nonetheless, this virus has wreaked havoc on our entire world. So we ask for Your helping hand. I would be remiss not to thank You for our first responders as well, Lord. We are blessed to have access to physicians, police, fire and others when we need them. Where would we be without them on duty watching out and caring for us! Especially now, we pray for them in the stress of their work environment these days.

Thank You for relationships, Lord. They have certainly taken a hit lately as we’ve been so locked down and limited in our ability to get together. But we are grateful for the gift of friends, family, and community who enrich and bless our lives. I pray we would be more mindful to reach out via our electronic devices and stay in touch. We need one another. Remind us to listen to that still, small voice whispering the name of someone who might desperately need to hear from a caring friend or neighbor. I pray we might be a voice of encouragement to someone who badly needs a positive word.

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the (message of the) Prophets.” Matthew 7:12

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8