Bless the Lord, O my soul. All that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits—who pardons all your guilt, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with mercy and compassion, who satisfies your life with goodness, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We praise you for all you have done for us. Lord, you removed our sin and guilt forever. However, I often go about my day and fail to remember to be thankful for all you have done for me; instead, I complain. Where do we begin? How do I change my ways? Remembering what you have done for all of us. Before we were born, we were conceived in sin and your enemy. Our sins separated us from you because you are a holy and perfect God. There was nothing we could do to change our status. We should have been eternally doomed to hell, but instead, you stepped in to restore us. You sent Jesus to be our brother; he lived perfectly in our place then died an innocent death for our sins that we would live. Our benefit now is the promise of everlasting life through salvation from our sins. Jesus pardoned all our sins, and on the last day that when we breathe our last here, we will be in heaven. We will be restored to perfect health, no more disease, no tears, and no pains. All because you redeemed—bought us—from death, and heaven is ours not because of me, but for Jesus’s sake. Please send your Spirit that every part of my being will sincerely bless your holy name today. Amen.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Remembering our starting point, can you do anything other than praise God for the blessing he has gifted to you? This is the good news.