January 6, 2011
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, dear Lord, hear my prayer.
My precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, thank you for this beautiful day, I give you all the praise and glory for all that YOU have made. From the beautiful snow on the mountains to the vast array of colors in the sunrise this morning, it is all good and I am truly blessed. Help me to stay focused on YOU today and not the troubles of this world. Fill me with joy and peace and thankfulness - not of the things that men have made, but instead, for the quietness of the forest, the tranquility of the flowing rivers, the artistic canvas of the sunrise and sunset, and the precious life in all of your creation - I also thank You from the depths of my soul for all that You have provided for me and for all that You continue to provide for me every day of my life. Even more, I am truly thankful for the salvation that You have freely given, so that I may dwell in Heaven with You forever. AMEN.
NEHEMIAH 9:6 (NIV)
6 You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
PHILIPPIANS 3:19-21 (NIV)
19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.