May 19th, 2024

Dear God we come to you this week with many things on our mind.  Some come with joys and celebrations others come with sadness and genuine concern about  current life situations.  We bring all these to you and ask for your ongoing strength and guidance.  We thank you for meeting us in the GOD moments both the mountain top experiences and even the times when we least expect it.  We thank you for taking care of us even when we aren’t aware of imminent danger or concern.   We also thank you for guiding us thru stressful and life challenging experiences.  You promised us you would never leave us or forsake us.  It is easy to feel you when things are calm. Help us to know we can and should reach out to you when times are tough, chaotic and we are feeling pressure from all sides.  Help us in these challenging times to know we should flex our faith muscle and allow you to be in the moment with us. In those days that are long, and it feels like we may not make it thru, continue to be there for us.  Help us to cling to what you told us thru Paul in Ephesians 3:20 that you, GOD , “can do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think”. 

As Spring is upon us, we are thankful for all the visible, aromatic and audible cues of your creation.  For the ever-growing green grass, the new buds that are popping out, the fresh smell of lilacs allow us to gain spring energy from this.  When we see the many different colors of the birds that land on our bird feeders we are in awe of your creation.  We thank you for the many stars that enhance our night skies and the northern lights that make us aware of your creation.  From all these Spring cues we are so thankful for your creation, and we thank you for these signs that you have everything under control.  May we use these cues to gain strength and give us energy to face the tasks in front us as well as to know you are right there with us. 

For all this we are thankful