Blessings to you my dearly beloved brothers and sisters. Upon the rays of the rising sun, this morning, before the sheet was removed from my shoulders, and feet touched the floor, I gave God thanks and blessings for another day and for each of you. I used the “TRIP” principle this morning in giving God thanks for another day. You will find a “Thanksgiving Prayer” of grace on pages 61-62 of “Sincerely Speaking Spiritually you may adopt in giving thanks to God.”
I learned this sequencing of prayer from a great advocate of the Bible, who is also a high school principal. It starts by giving Thanksgiving (T) to God for His blessings. Repentance (R) for any offenses committed. Intercession (I) for worldwide humanity; and Petition (P) for my spiritual needs, nothing temporal only spiritual. The “TRIP” acronym is easy to follow and keep the mind on track. “Your Omnipresent Love Litany” on pages 6-7 is a great way to follow a solid principle of rendering praise to God for His glory and blessings!
Philippians 4:6 states, we should not be anxious about anything, especially with our petitions to God. Our spiritual requests strengthen our faith, qualities, and give God the glory. Today, I ask God to strengthen each of you with His grace and love, for you to be successful in all your endeavors, and for you to give Him the glory. You will find an enlightening prayer of this nature on page 51, of “Sincerely Speaking Spiritually.”
Ephesians 1: 16-18, states, “The Father of Glory may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; enlighten your eyes, and give you riches and glory of His inheritance.” Therefore, do not neglect to mention God’s name in your prayers unto Him with sincerity. I pray that with God you will stay (Exodus 14:14). He will guide and strengthen you each day (Nehemiah 8:10). This is not a question of May? Remember He is the Potter and we are the clay (Isaiah 64:8). Therefore, from the Creator, please don’t stray (Proverb 18:10). The poem “Praising Him Always” on page 34, strengthens us in this process of praise unto God for His precious love and strength.
I pray that you will stay in His care. Your burdens He will bear (1 Peter 5: 6-7). He is always there I can declare. Pray for those who are unfair and those who are also fair. Take a walk in the open air, feel his presence, don’t just sit at home in a chair, He is everywhere (Psalm 139:7-12). The both of you were meant to be a pair. Do not despair, He will handle your affairs (2 Timothy 1:7). The poem “God’s Glory” on page 45 enhances God’s blessings in these areas!
May His perpetual light continue to shine upon you, your family members, and your loved one from generation to generation. Break the shackles and walk free, in His grace, love, and care.