Father, as this day begins, I choose to bless you! I kneel before you and adore you. You are exalted above all creation and worthy of all my praise. Looking down at us from your throne, in your full glory and might, you are filled with love and compassion for every one of your children. You are full of love and compassion for me. Worthy are you, worthy to be praised!
Father, I choose today to go through my day blessing you, whether my circumstances are comfortable to me or not. I will bless you, even if the car wont start or the kids commotion wont stop. I will bless you in rain or drought, in hot or cold, in feast or famine. I will bless you because you have rescued me from sin. I lift up your holy name and exalt your goodness because you are holy and righteous.
I will bless you, Father, when gas prices rise, and when my income falls. I will proclaim that you are good and you hold all things in the palm of your hand. When insects swarm, when crops fail, when stock markets falter, even when your favor seems to flee my life, still I will bless you. You are mysterious in your ways, yet compassionate in your wisdom. I will trust you, Lord, and bless you, God most high.
Father of time, I will bless you when years of debt are behind me or a few days of rest lie ahead of me. I will exalt you, Lord, in every circumstance, for you are worthy of all praise. I will bless you today when that which Ive lost is found, when the bus is on time, when the computer starts working again. I will bless you when you calm the confusion inside me and the turmoil outside me. Your love never fails. It always meets me where I am. It always comforts me. It always satisfies me.
Loving Father, enduring in patience, may you be blessed! Jesus, our heavenly provision and divine healer, may you be blessed! Holy Spirit, inscrutable wisdom and eternal counselor, may you be blessed! Holy, Triune God, your mercy endures forever. Your promises are true. Even when circumstances or people fail me, you remain faithful. Yours is a kingdom for all ages, and your dominion endures through all generations.
Let all your faithful ones bless you, Lord!
Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 6:20-26