Daily Devotion Wednesday, October 9

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 ­ – Psalm 75; 2 Kings 22:14-23:3; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 and Matthew 9:9-17

Psalm 75 – We give thanks to you, O God;
    we give thanks; your name is near.
People tell of your wondrous deeds.

(We’re now half-way through the book of Psalms)

This coming Sunday I’ll be preaching on Luke 17:11-19, the account of the ten lepers who were healed and how one turned around and thanked Jesus. In this text two things really stand out, the importance of praising God for what God has done and saying thanks.

I once read that a heartfelt thank you unto God was one of the greatest prayers we could offer unto God. A simple, thank you! I guess it’s not all that simple for it means really reflecting on all God’s wondrous deeds and then taking the time to say; thank you, O God.

Today, reflect on all that God has done. Once you have done this, write a thank you note unto God expressing your gratitude for all God has done, is doing and will do. It could be as simple as “thank you, O God.

As I do mine, I’m going to make it into a personal litany where I list what God has done, then respond to it by saying; “thank you, O God.”

I’m going to  begin mine, with the opening words to the Eucharistic prayer.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Eternal God, holy and mighty,
it is truly right and our greatest joy to give you thanks and praise.

Take time today to compose your own thank you note unto God.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>