Thank You, God, for My HomeNew Every Morning | April 14, 2018
THANK YOU, Gracious God, for my home.
Thank you that even though your own son had no home, I have been blessed with a place to live. Thank you for its walls, its roof, its windows and doors.
…As I consider my home, I think of those who do not have walls, floors, ceilings, or a roof. I think of them, cold and shivering in the dark. I love my home, but my treasure isn’t in my possessions, in my home. …
And in my gratitude, O God, I also offer you a prayer for the homeless of this world —
those across the sea,
those in faraway lands,
those in other nations,
and those in my own backyard.
I don’t know how to pray for these people, Gracious God. I suppose I’d like to ask you to give a home to each person. I know you can do this only through your people.
I am one of your people. Open my heart so that I can share my wealth and prosperity with others.
– Quiet Spaces
From pages 48–49 of Quiet Spaces: Prayer Interludes for Women by Patricia Wilson. Copyright © 2002 by Patricia Wilson. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
What are the homelessness ministries in your area? Pray today for those who are homeless near you. Share your thoughts.
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
Luke 24:36b, NRSV
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Yes, I am very thankful for a place to live. It stays dry when it rains, is warm when it’s cold. Prayers for the homeless here, there, and everywhere. Thankful to have been able to help and hope to do more.
Thankful for a long walk yesterday up and down the higher hills in the area.
More progress with benchwork shelves to organize the room. Pearl has been up, fed, and is wandering about.
Rainy, snowy weather has postponed today’s railroad historical society meeting. A music oriented, hymn sing service at church tomorrow. Music
is so powerful and moving.
Prayers for Gloris, Larry, Jill and Becky, and the treatment; Marcy’s health insurance and recovery, Rusty and K’s treatment, Julie’s hands and foot, and her safety. Lou’s house purchase and move, Mary’s Dad’s birthday and .
her job. Prayers for Andrea, her daughter, grandson, son-in-law, Lowell and visitors; Betsy and Grace, Chloe and Paige, Francesca her husband and son;
Connie’s health, April, Joan, Mark, and Ken.
Thankful to hear from Anneliese, she was sick for a few days, recovered, then did more than she should and has bad back pain. Erich is making progress with job applications, a new keyboard is coming, and Word is installed on his computer. Thank You, Lord for hearing our prayers prayed in the name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen and Amen.
Thank you Robert
Prayers for Erich that he never gives up and keeps trying till he gets the job most suitable for him
Prayers for Anneluese’s back to be recovered soon
Prayers for Robert’s progress on the bench work shelves to organize the room
Thank you God for a place to stay, my parents’ house. Hope to have my own minimalist dream home one day
Blessings to all
Thank you, Mary! Quite wonderful to have such quick supportive responses.
Blessings to you and your family.
We are so blessed to have warm homes. We’ve experienced strong storms over the past few days, and I can’t imagine not having a safe place to come to. We take so much for granted.
Glad to hear of Annalise’s recovery from her back pain, Robert. That can be so debilitating. Prayers for Jill and her parents.
Thank you, Lord, for family and friends who are our shelter and protection in our lives. So blessed to have such friends who visit here daily.
Glad you have a warm strong place to shelter from storms, and yes, the support from the friends at this site is God-filled.
I thank God daily for my home which provides safety and shelter and protection from the elements. I often include prayers for those without homes.
Betsy, I loved you interpretaion regardng the people in our lives, especially here, being our shelter as well. Thank you for sharing. Blessings and prayers for you and your family.
Prayers for Robert, Erich and his job search, Pearl, and Annaliese and her health.
Prayers for Mary and her parents. How is their health lately?
Blessings and prayers for and thanks to all of the UR family, in Christ’s name, Amen
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale
My parents’ health is excellent at the moment.
May all be well with you
I love this, Julie. And thus, I will not refuse to do what I can do.
Blessings to all,
I also share the same praise as today’s author, and say thank-you most gracious and loving God for my home here on earth too. However, I would like to share yet another home we all have yet to discover.
I just finished reading another daily devotional book called “Jesus is Calling” by Sarah Young, perhaps you have heard of it or read it yourselves. Today’s message was about our heavenly home. At the end of our life-path is an entrance to heaven. You know that you will reach your home in My perfect timing: not one moment too soon or too late. The absolute certainty of your heavenly home gives you Peace and Joy to help you along your life’s journey.
Prayers to all of you in this wonderful group of loving Christians and may your life journeys be blessed.
Keeping Faith Alive!
I belong to a small group called “Journey 21” which is part of our Presbyterian Parish in Timaru NZ. We meet once per month to study relevant items as we each journey in this wonderful world.
I learned this morning that next Sunday the 22nd March is “Earth Day.”
The first Earth Day in 1970 is considered to be the birthday of the modern environmental protection movement.
We learned a lot about this movement, and in particular, as a Chief Seattle quoted; “The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the world.”
That is a clear challenge to us to walk together as we journey. So blessings to you fellow travellers. Ken.