Be thankful. Be thankful that you are part of the body of Christ. Be thankful for the spiritual adventure of life in Christ. Be thankful for the ways in which you understand God’s love. Be thankful on waking each morning for a fresh awareness of God’s love. Be thankful for the sustaining support of God throughout each day. Be thankful and rejoice in the knowledge of God’s love in the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God!
—George H. Donigian, In Days to Come: From Advent to Epiphany (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
—1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
—“A Liturgy for Morning Prayer,” Upper Room Worshipbook
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