I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord. - Psalm 116:17 (NRSV)

This verse puzzled me the first time I read it. How can thanksgiving be a sacrifice? I thought a sacrifice was supposed to be something difficult. What’s so hard about being thankful, and why is it so important?

Years later, I was married and had five children. My days were...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, forgive us when we take you for granted. Create in us a spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving for all you are and all you do. Amen.
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Today's Reading
2 Corinthians 9:10-15

Thought for the Day

I will thank God each day for my blessings.

Prayer Focus

For a more thankful heart

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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