November 11, 2009

This week we turn to God with a prayer for Gratitude for Family.

We hope this prayer and related readings will enliven your spirit and enrich your unfolding journey of faith.

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Gratitude for Family
Hands holding house

Gracious God,
There are so many who live alone in this world without family to encourage them, listen to them, support them. Yet, you have blessed me by placing me within a human family that gives depth and meaning to my life—a family that offers me love no matter what I do or do not do.

May we offer each other the same love you give to us as your children. I ask this with a thankful heart for all that you have given me.

Read more of this prayer

Other Prayers for Living

Pentecost Calendar

Hold a true friend with both your hands.

—Nigerian Proverb

from Practicing Holiness on Ordinary Days: 
A quote-a-day calendar
for the season of Pentecost-

God's Limitless Generosity

Whatever else might be said about what Christians believe and the principles we try to live by, it seems to me that the central core of our faith is gratitude. Christians understand that everything we are and all that we have comes to us from the generous and loving hand of our Creator who loves us so much that there is no limit to how far or how much God will do on our behalf.

Read more from Giving in Return 
by Bob Hansel

More perspectives on living A Thankful Life

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