Week two of our Thirty Days of Thanksgiving Challenge starts today! Last week we focused on relationships. We took the time to appreciate people that we can often take for granted, such as spouses, family members, and coworkers. This week, we are shifting our focus to be more broad.
This Week’s Theme: Our Country
With so many negative things in the world, it’s easy to focus on everything we are NOT grateful for in our country, and the world as a whole. This week, let’s shift our perspective a little bit. Instead of complaining or pointing out everything that is wrong in the world, let’s focus on things that are positive and going right. Leave a comment below or in our Facebook Group sharing something that you love about our country.
Verse of the Week
“Rejoice always and delight in your faith; be unceasing and persistent in prayer; in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18a (AMP)
God wants us to be praising and thanking Him regardless of our circumstances. No matter how dark the world looks, we always have something to be grateful for, and we always have something to praise God for. As we enter into a week of focusing on finding the positive things in an increasingly negative world, let’s remember that ultimately it is God who is asking us to do this, and that He wants us to be doing this every day.
Prayer of the Week
Lord, thank you for my country. Thank you for the freedom that I have to openly worship you, and thank you that you provide abundantly for all of my needs. Lord, you know that this country I live in is far from perfect, and that there are many things that I wish I could change. But I know that you have asked me to be joyful and grateful in all circumstances. So, Lord, I ask that you help me develop eyes that see the good in the world around me, and heart that chooses joy. I want a heart that is constantly full of praise, develop that in me. Lord, I want to exude joy and peace to all I interact with. Thank you for filling me with your Spirit. Amen.