Monday, November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving Psalms: Psalm 111

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 111: Praise for God’s Wonderful Works
1 Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
    in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2 Great are the works of the Lord,
    studied by all who delight in them.
3 Full of honor and majesty is God’s work,
    and God’s righteousness endures forever.
4 God has gained renown by God’s wonderful deeds;
    the Lord is gracious and merciful.
5 God provides food for those who fear God;
    God is ever mindful of God’s covenant.
6 God has shown God’s people the power of God’s works,  in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of God’s hands are faithful and just;
    all God’s precepts are trustworthy.
8 They are established forever and ever,
    to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9 God sent redemption to God’s people;
    God has commanded God’s covenant forever.
    Holy and awesome is God’s name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all those who practice it have a good understanding.
    God’s praise endures forever.

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