Today is a busy day. I imagine moms and daughters, aunts, nieces and grandmas -- all the "Wonder Women" in this world -- hurriedly rushing to finish Thanksgiving preparations. There's much to be done and it seems there's never enough time to do it. But, in the busyness of this day, may we all take time to pray a heartfelt Thank You to our merciful Father.
I delight in You. Lord God, as I sit in silence before You now, show me, reveal to me, the blessings You’ve given me (Psalm 46:10). Let me praise You for them, and let those praises exalt Your name to my neighbors across the street and across the globe (Psalm 34:1).
God I thank You for my family, this unit You’ve specifically placed me in to learn from as well as to teach (Proverbs 22:6). Father, I thank You for Your provision. I do not hunger except for Your Word (Deuteronomy 8:3). I do not thirst except for Your righteousness (Matthew 5:6). May I become far more aware of my spiritual needs than of my physical needs, for not a sparrow lacks it’s needs without Your knowledge (Matthew 10:29-31).
Lord, I thank You for my ministry. You have given me the ministry of reconciliation in an avenue and place where You alone can do wonders (2 Corinthians 5:18). You have deemed my hands fit to be at work here and orchestrated my heart to be burdened here. Let all glory and praise come to You.
Christ Jesus, I thank You for Your sacrifice. Thank You for Your unrelenting love (1 John 3:1), Your unchanging pursuit (Isaiah 40:28-31), and Your independent, You-centered redemption (Philippians 2:13). Oh how good You have been to me!
Savior, forgive my selfishness. Turn my eyes to those things that You have said are good (Micah 6:8)! I praise You! Bring to memory all these things, all day long that not one moment may slip by without my heart praising You. You are good. You are my love.
Meet the Author!
Hannah Hanzel is an opinionated, passionate gal that loves sharing what God is doing in her often busy and complicated life. She strives to show God's glory in working as the Art Director for the Baptist Messenger, serving as a multi-client freelance graphic designer, and communing with CRBC. When she's not working, you can find her sipping coffee in a hammock, watching classic '40s movies, or going on an adventure with friends or family.