Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Psalms: Psalm 145

Earlier this month, at our Intergenerational Faith Formation Meal, we talked together about thankfulness, and each household received a sort of Thanksgiving devotional book to take home, with a different Psalm of Thanksgiving to read each day from now til Thanksgiving. For those of you who were unable to attend (or who just do better receiving things digitally!) those Psalms will also be sent out via the blog daily until Thanksgiving. Just a chance for you to stop and offer a prayer of thanks from the scriptures each day, developing deeper gratitude in your own lives. Throughout this Thanksgiving week, take time after praying each Psalm to name at least three things you are thankful for. Try to name three different things each day!

Psalm 145:The Greatness and the Goodness of God
Praise. Of David.

1 I will extol you, my God and King,
    and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you,
    and praise your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    God’s greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall laud your works to another,
    and shall declare your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed,
    and I will declare your greatness.
7 They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness,
    and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
    and God’s compassion is over all that God has made.
10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    and all your faithful shall bless you.

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