In All Things, Give Thanks!
by: Sheila R. McKeithen, J.D.
Southwest Regional Chaplain
“Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 106:1 (NIV)
Do you agree that when things are going well it seems easier to say, ‘Thank You, God!’? However, during the most distressing times we must remember that we can say, ‘Thank You, God!’ because NOTHING is too hard for God.
Thank God in the good times and in the bad. Thank God when you feel like it and when you do not. Thank God for your environment and for the people around you. Thank God for the healing of the body and for the growing of the soul. Thank God for all that happened and all that did not happen. Thank God, and then Thank God again!
Think of the situation that seems a source of distress. Say ‘Thank You, God!’ Think of all that appears to be falling apart and say ‘Thank You, God!’ Feel that feeling that causes you to tremble and say, ‘Thank You, God!’ Cry if you must but as the tears run down your cheek say, ‘Thank You, God!’
Let these words, ‘Thank You, God!’ lift you up right now! Let them bring you out of the darkness into the light. Let them build for you a new realization of the powerful potentials that lie within you, ready to come forth through the very challenge you face at this time. Let the words, ‘Thank You, God!’ become a habit. Let them start your days and fill your nights, until you consistently think and feel and know thankfulness through and through your whole being, from tip to toe and inside out.
As you say the words, ‘Thank You, God!’ they help you to climb out of every pit of despair and up into God’s light, joy, healing and peace. (adapted from Mary Kupferle’s, God Will See You Through)
Through it all, I give You thanks and praise, God. As I praise, my life is raised beyond circumstances, pain and dismay. Your goodness is multiplied in my life. I am thankful and grateful that this is so by Your power and might! ‘Thank You, God!’ Amen.
The Divine Prayer Line
A Prayer for Health: It is God's will that I prosper and be in good health.
A Prayer for Wealth: God's bounty is all around me and it fills my life to overflowing.
A Prayer for Happiness: When I think of God's unfailing love for me, I realize how blessed I am. This causes me to feel happy.
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19 (ESV)
This Prayer line is established in support of sorors who seek agreement in prayer on God’s power to move on their life circumstances including our beloved sorority. A scripture, devotional word and prayer is offered during the call. Written prayers received by e-mail or those raised on the call are given our prayerful attention. Join us! We’d love to pray with you on Mondays as listed below:
Monday, May 8, 15 & 22, 2017
Monday, June 5 and 19, 2017
Dial-in Number: 1-302-202-1106
Conference Code: 561048
Time: 6 a.m. CST / 7 a.m. EST
Duration: 10 minutes (average)
Prayer Requests: Prayer requests may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org