Who here hasn’t at one time or another simply prayed to God asking Him for something? Even if these may be good and righteous things we ask for, we shouldn’t forget thanking Him for what has already been provided. God is not our personal dispensary, which explains oftentimes why some might feel frustrations at not having their prayers answered. Rather, trust in Him, for God gives us what He deems is necessary for His children, and for this, we should continually show our appreciation.
Heavenly Father, I trust in You to know what is necessary, and so ask thus not for much else but forgiveness. In Your name, pray I may surrender my will in gratitude, in knowing that day and night I may please You with thanksgiving for Your gifts of grace and mercy. For You are my shepherd, my guide, and giver of life. Amen.
Sometimes it is impossible for us to understand God’s divine plan. We can only slightly grasp the enormity of time; now consider existence before time existed! We do not deserve God’s grace, but he has chosen to save us. We must take up the call! We must serve him with all that we do. Thanks be to the one and only God!
My savior Jesus Christ, you came to earth and died for me! I can never come near repaying this debt to you, but with everything that I do I shall do it for you. I long for the day where we will be united with our Holy Father in heaven. I wish to dedicate this day and the rest of my days to serving you, Abba Father. I pray these things in honor of my service. Amen.