Thank you, Lord God, that all which will come to us today will come from your hand.
Praise be to you, Lord Jesus, for your wonderful wisdom, working consistently and graciously in the lives of your children, bringing guidance and goodness, challenges and protection.
You know what is best, you know what is right, you know what is loving, for you are the wise and powerful One, that entirely good One whose heart is set on bringing glory to yourself through doing what is good and gracious to us.
I praise you that in your mercy, you bring positive pressure on us to see truth, to come to ourselves and surrender to you. You are the One we can trust, the One who is our refuge and strength, our joy and wisdom, our Loving Shepherd and Warrior King.
Through challenges and adventures (including suffering, tragedy and persecution) you give us opportunities for faith-responses, for glory-giving, for grace-demonstrations, for clenched-teeth praise, for faith-filled obedience. These are chances to fulfill the purpose of our existence: to bring honor to you, to be reflectors of your glory,to exalt your name and your Word above all other things.
I praise you now for another day, another opportunity to live for you, to live by faith, to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving– and thereby honor you while opening the way so your daily salvation can flow further into my present and future and into the lives of those around me (Ps. 50:23).