Heavenly Father, what a joy it is to come before You with a heart of grateful praise! So many times we seek You because life has assailed us with heartache or worry and we need Your comfort and Your guidance. We need to know that You are ever in control and that all things regarding our well-being are in Your hand. Knowing You are there for us is one of the reasons we shout for joy. It is one of the reasons we awaken to each new day with glad hearts and willing minds. You give us unending gifts and all we have to do is look for them.
Help us this week to discover Your mercies hidden in the kindness of another person's encouragement, echoed in the sound of a melodious bird or renewing our spirits with the sunrise. Help us count our many blessings every morning and every evening and sing for joy! In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Read Psalm 92:1-4