Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud,
be gracious to me and answer me!
“Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, do I seek.
Do not hide your face from me.
Do not turn your servant away in anger,
you who have been my help.
Do not cast me off, do not forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
If my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will take me up.
Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they are breathing out violence.
I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
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.