Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thess 5:16-18)
Jesus, may this word become my substance to sustain me today. May I learn how to return to joy – the sense that you are glad to be with me and treat my weakness with tenderness. When I see that “I’m glad to see you John” look on your face I am inspired to stay in the conversation with you and keep talking and listening to you. Help me to see what the father is doing today. Inspire me to see all the things that I can give thanks to you today. May it be natural and easy for me. As I live this way I can be confident that I am doing your will as a way of life. This is my deepest desire. To do your will and to know, to see, what you, Father, are doing right now, and to have Jesus, you, mentor me. Spirit, keep your words of life before me and help me to meditate on your life giving wisdom each moment.