A Morning Prayer to Count Your Blessings - Your Daily Prayer - February 25

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A Morning Prayer to Count Your Blessings
By Alicia Searl

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” - 2 Corinthians 9:8

If I were to be honest with you, I am not a morning person. In fact, I stay up way too late, which totally affects my morning routine. I startle out of bed, usually rushing around getting kiddos ready for school, packing lunches, and then jumping into the car only to zoom off to this school or that school. Yep, I am the mom with three kiddos and three campuses, making my mornings a bit hectic.

I know I need to prep the night before and go to bed earlier, but the evenings are the only time I get to be fully present with my hubby. Not to mention an actual quiet moment to sit and just relax. So, it’s time worth savoring. Yet, I guess it’s also worth mentioning that having two teens has made evenings more difficult as those “peaceful” and relaxing moments have gotten pushed back later and later. Meaning that my bedtime gets pushed back…later and later. Hence the reason for the hectic mornings, and evenings.

Yet, somehow, after the hustle and bustle of my usual morning routine, and after I drop off that last kiddo at school, it’s as if God always has a way of quieting my heart. Sometimes I will have praise and worship music on, or it will be so quiet in my car that it is a welcome reprieve and practically prompts me to get still and notice … that no matter how crazy this season of life is, there is always room to count the many blessings God has so graciously provided.

So, here is my question to you…Do you have space in your morning to count your blessings? Oh friend, it’s so easy to get caught up in our daily lives and busy schedules that the morning flies by without even a notion or head nod to our Almighty God. Sadly, I can relate. I may jump out of bed and say a quick “Morning, God!” but He rarely gets my full attention and heart.

That said, I invite you to join me in taking a pause in your morning, even if it is after all the kiddos are in school (or you have to hide in your closet), so you can truly honor God for all His goodness and faithfulness. Because the truth of the matter is that when we give thanks to God in the morning, it sets the tone for our day and gives way for us to praise Him throughout it.

Let’s pray:

Gracious Father, I thank you for another day. You are such a good and merciful God who meets me wherever I am in this journey of life and brings forth so much richness and goodness that I want to give You my full heart of gratitude. I want to thank You for each and every aspect of my life. I want to thank You for everything!

O God, there are countless reasons to be thankful to You today. I start with Your unwavering love and unfailing grace. I thank You for Your precious Son, Jesus, and what His life means for me and my salvation. Thank You, Jesus, for Your gift of the Holy Spirit who dwells inside of me, as it brings forth so much comfort and a way to seek truth when the world is loud. Thank You for leading and guiding me and extending forgiveness when I fail to recognize You and Your amazing love.

My heart explodes with thankfulness for the precious relationships You have placed in my life. I thank You for my spouse and children. I am thankful for my family and friends. You have been so kind and gracious in providing fellowship and a community of believers to grow with spiritually. 

I am thankful for Your provision and protection and the peace that it brings. You continually show Your compassion and love for me and my family. You offer hope and healing through Your presence and Word. Thank You for granting me a safe place to reside and seek refuge.

Lord, I am overwhelmed by Your generosity and the way You are moving in my life; may I see it all as joy. You are such a good Father, and as I count my many blessings, I hope to live a life that honors You. Thank You – for everything in my life! Amen.

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Alicia SearlAlicia Searl is a devotional author, blogger, and speaker that is passionate about pouring out her heart and pointing ladies of all ages back to Jesus. She has an education background and master’s in literacy.  Her favorite people call her Mom, which is why much of her time is spent cheering them on at a softball game or dance class. She is married to her heartthrob (a tall, spiky-haired blond) who can whip up a mean latte. She sips that goodness while writing her heart on a page while her puppy licks her feet. Visit her website at aliciasearl.com and connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.

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