Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
These words were sung at the dedication of the temple. They reflect the grateful heart of a king who knew God. The personal prayer life of king David is a model for us today. Is it really possible to not only pray, but sense God communicating back to us? I believe it is. And when God is responding to us and leading and guiding our lives, we have a heart full of gratitude. Some say it produces “an attitude of gratitude”.
How about me? Do I display a significant attitude of gratitude? Would others wonder why? Do I let them know its because “His favor lasts for a lifetime”?
Lord, You have been faithful to me. So, today I praise Your Holy Name. Please fill me and my family with joy today as we work together and serve You. Help us finish our project today and return home (if its your will). Let us serve others in the process and model generosity, patience and goodness.