Russell and Duenes

Thank God, It’s Friday

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God tells us, “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess.5:18). God also warns us that one of our primary sins against him in a lack of thankfulness, “for although they knew God, they did not honor him as God, nor were they thankful” (Rom.1:21). So I’ve decided to turn our well-known mantra of “thank God it’s Friday” into an opportunity to consciously thank God for various things each week.

Thank you, Lord, for small graces like a cloud to block the sun during our car ride through California’s hot central valley in a car with a bum air-conditioner.

Thank you, Father, for your Scriptures, by which we live and find hope and joy and guidance.

Thank you, Lord, for my parents’ generosity in allowing us to join them for a week’s vacation at an awesome resort in Newport Beach.

Thank you, O God, for two beautiful and healthy sons, and for your forgiveness when I lose patience with them in an ungodly manner.

Thank you, Father, for a gracious wife who makes great pies.

Thank you, Father, for such a wonderful mother, and for giving her 69 years of life.

Thank you for family and for the chance for all of us to be together this week.

Thank you for a safe trip down to Southern California and back.

Thank you that we can come to you and speak with you in prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you for being a God who opens his hands to us at all times, and for the redemption we have in Christ Jesus.

As always, there’s much more, but these come to mind this week.



Written by Michael Duenes

June 25, 2010 at 7:44 am

Posted in Duenes, Thank the Lord

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