Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. – Psalm 103:1-5
Dear Heavenly Father,
I spend so much of my prayer time asking you to fix problems, meet needs, and help those I love. I love how this psalm leads me to thank and praise you for all the blessings you give me. Your forgiveness tops the list. You should have sent me away a long time ago. But you didn’t and you don’t. You always remember your Son on the cross for me. You forgive me and I am very thankful for that. You also have sustained me through many health problems that I am aware of. How much more have you spared me when I was unaware? You give me blessings through good people, good work, and good recreational things to do. My life is marked by your blessings everywhere I turn. Please accept my feeble praise and thanks and give me the strength and wisdom to live a happy, thankful life before you and others as I keep in mind how you have blessed me.
Pastor Don Patterson
We are more blessed than we ever care to admit to ourselves or God.