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Dec 20

Lord, I thank you for making me able to see light, even when surrounded by darkness — to be aware of how much awesomeness exists in this world, even right after being pummeled by negativity. Thank you for reminding me that all I have to do is spend 10 minutes praising other artists on DeviantArt with sincere appreciation of their work — and I am smiling and have a positive outlook again. Thank you for the breath of your Holy Spirit in this world, not just inside me, as if I were ALONE. Thank you for showing yourself in your creation — even within people who don’t claim to know you. Thank you, for variety. Thank you again, for HOPE.

 
Psalm 16:5-11 ERV

LORD, you give me all that I need. You support me. You give me my share.
My share is wonderful. My inheritance is very beautiful.
I praise the LORD because he taught me well. Even at night he put his instructions deep inside my mind.
I always remember that the LORD is with me. He is here, close by my side, so nothing can defeat me.
So my heart and soul will be very happy. Even my body will live in safety,
because you will not leave me in the place of death. You will not let your faithful one rot in the grave.
You will teach me the right way to live. Just being with you will bring complete happiness. Being at your right side will make me happy forever.

 
Father, I look forward to the day when I can be done striving and just be WITH you, in your presence, in your Kingdom. But until then, I ask that you use me to spread as much joy and love and appreciation and acceptance as any one person CAN. I pray that you touch my husband and help him release his bitterness and turn to YOU, seek you, follow you. Help him to find and ACCEPT the peace and joy and HELP that you offer, so patiently. I ask that you bring the right people at the right time into each of my children’s lives, so that they may not be ALONE and discouraged. Bring people into their lives that will be companions and mates for them — people who love you and seek you and follow you. Amen! 😀

 

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