Scripture: Psalm 146
Key verses: (1-2) 1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! 2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
Reflection: It seems appropriate for my last devotion to be about praising the Lord. As the Psalmist lifted up songs of thanksgiving and rejoicing to God, so do I, and—I trust—so do you. There is so much for which we can be thankful.
For sunshine after a stormy weekend—we praise the Lord.
For the gift of family and friends—we praise the Lord.
For all those who have taught us about the love of God—we praise the Lord.
For all those who inspire us to work for justice—we praise the Lord.
For all those who show us the mercy of God through compassion—we praise the Lord.
For everyone who has stretched us to be more patient, and more forgiving—we praise the Lord.
For the gifts of children—we praise the Lord.
For the faith of our youth—we praise the Lord.
For a church family that worships, learns and serves faithfully together—we praise the Lord.
For seasons in our life that are blessed, and that equip us all to be a blessing to others—we praise the Lord.
For the joy of serving Myers Park Presbyterian Church for the last 8 years, I praise the Lord!
Prayer: Lord, your faithfulness stretches from generation to generation. Teach me to be truly grateful, every day. Help me lift up my voice in praise to you, as I seek to be part of your kingdom-building. In the name of Christ, I pray. Amen.
Author: Julie Hester
[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].