“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
Offering a morning prayer of thanks is an incredible way to start the day. God, the giver of life, allows each of us to wake up to new excitements and beauties each day, so it’s important that we turn to Him and offer up our gratitude.
Thanking the Lord in the morning is also a method of keeping our perspective fixed on what truly matters. Gratitude is a powerful reminder of all we have — and of the eternal love God gives us. Here’s an example of a morning prayer to give thanks for a new day:
Dear Lord, thank you for allowing me to awake to yet another beautiful day. I am grateful for the beauty of the sun and Your other creations. Despite sometimes forgetting to proclaim my thanks, I am overjoyed by the wonders around me. Thank you for my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen. causing profuse bleeding