It’s relatively easy to forget about all the good things God has done for us and to neglect giving thanks for the blessings in our lives. Too often we focus on all the bad things that are happening in our lives and in the world, forgetting that we should be grateful for what we do have.
Here is an excerpt from Psalm 103 that can help foster a spirit of thanksgiving by keeping our eyes focused on the good God has done for us.
Bless the Lord, my soul;all my being, bless his holy name!Bless the Lord, my soul;and do not forget all his gifts,Who pardons all your sins,and heals all your ills,Who redeems your life from the pit,and crowns you with mercy and compassion,Who fills your days with good things,so your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.As a father has compassion on his children,so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.For he knows how we are formed,remembers that we are dust.As for man, his days are like the grass;he blossoms like a flower in the field.A wind sweeps over it and it is gone;its place knows it no more.But the Lord’s mercy is from age to age,toward those who fear him.
Pray this Psalm during the day to remember God’s goodness
Begin your day with this prayer of thanksgiving