Daily Worship

THANKFULNESS

September 21, 2013 0

Philippians 4 : 4-9

Final Exhortations

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Lord, 

we have so much for which we ought to be eternally thankful

but we need your help

so that our thanks may move beyond words

and transform us into thankful people,

faithful people,

seeing people,

people who see need and see the need to act,

people who love to live and live to love,

people who serve you by serving others.

Help us to be amongst those

who include the excluded

and bring in those who are marginalised,

that when the opportunities come our way

to be healers of division and hurt,

to be peacemakers

and restorers,

we won’t be found wanting.

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Iain Cunningham
Kirkton Church, Carluke