It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
How great are your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep!
The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They are planted in the house of the Lord;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
In old age they still produce fruit;
they are always green and full of sap,
showing that the Lord is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
1. The Psalms of Thanksgiving follow a set structure described above. As you read, identify these parts in the daily psalm and write a summary of each part. Use the summary to pray and give thanks to God when you are done.
2. God is the source of all that we have. Make a list of what you are grateful for and think of those things as you pray the daily psalm.
3. How can you express gratitude to those around you today? Try to use words or phrases from the psalm.