A DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT
My Psalm by Lois Coady
Father God, I worship and honor You Lord as the giver of life.
You gave me life, temporary physical life and eternal spiritual life with You.
You have blessed me with so many things:
In addition to safety as I walk out my life with You, I know exactly what my long-term future holds in Heaven.
You have blessed me with a loving husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who I adore.
You have blessed me with a beautiful home to shelter me from the elements.
You have blessed me with clothing to cover my body and food to satisfy my physical hunger.
You have blessed me with health.
You have blessed me with what I need financially as well as wealth in my deep walk with You.
You are a great and awesome God.
Father, I offer my body as a living sacrifice to you.
Help me to protect my body, to keep it as healthy as I can, holy and pleasing to You in every way as my spiritual worship (Romans 12:1).
I so appreciate your love, Father. It is never ending. I can never run from it as it is always there with me.
Not that I would ever want to run from You or Your love, Lord. I need You in my life and Your love sustains me.
I honor You. I adore You. I cherish You, Father. I give myself to You anew this day. Amen.
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN
The Psalms were expressions of a person’s heart towards God. Because they are so honest and often filled with strong emotion, they have helped readers connect more honestly with God for millennia.
Writing your own Psalm can help you connect more closely with God today. If you’re not sure how to get started, finish the Psalm that has been started for you below. If you’re feeling really inspired, try writing your own from scratch as Lois has done above. It does not need to rhyme, it just needs to be an honest expression of your heart and your heart’s desire towards God.
When you are done writing, turn your reflections into a short prayer, expressing the thoughts and emotions inspired by your reading and writing.
You are my source and my refuge, O Lord. Who can compare with you? You are ___________________________________, and I praise your Holy name.
I have seen the beauty of your work in ____________________________ and _______________________________________, and I lift my thanks to you.
You have blessed me, in my making, with gifts of _______________________ and _________________________, and through your love you help me to __________________________________. I bow before you in gratitude.
When I leave this mountaintop and go about my daily tasks, great or small, I will look for signs of your providence. As I fulfill duties I enjoy, such as ____________________________ and ______________________________, I will know you are with me.
When I struggle with difficult and unpleasant circumstances such as ______________________________________________________________, I will try to sense your presence even there.
And now, I ask you to ____________________________________________, and I commit to you my _______________________________________. You, alone, are my strength, my ultimate solace, my guide. You, alone, can
__________________________________________. You alone are my God.
Amen and Amen.
anonymously in an upcoming Good Morning email.