“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus  to live.”
1 Thess 5:16-18 (The Message)

[Meditating on Psalm 103]

Bless the Lord, O my soul…

  • for He is good
  • He is rich in love and slow to anger
  • His name is great and His heart is kind

Thank the Lord for…

  • forgiving all our sins (name those known to you)
  • healing all that ails you – in body, mind or spirit
  • redeeming our life and the life of our nation

Ask the Lord to…

  • continue to work righteousness and justice for all the oppressed
  • undertake for those denied basic rights, including medical care at home or abroad (name those known to you)
  • bless preparations being made for those returning to work and education
  • bless preparations being made to re-open churches

Call on Him to…

  • help us forgive those who have harmed us
  • comfort those who are bereaved (name those known to you)
  • grant strength to those facing life-threatening or life-denying conditions (name those known to you)

Remembering that our God is…

  • infinitely compassionate and gracious
  • and that His Kingdom rules over all

Amen