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A Sunday Psalm: God’s Enduring Love Releases the Power of Gratitude in Your Life

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Gratitude is a powerful elixir. This prayer is inspired by Psalm 136. Psalm 136 is a responsive psalm and was sung in the Temple and synagogue with the leader proclaiming a truth about God and the congregation responding in gratitude to that truth. As I read Psalm 136, it struck me that some of the truths the psalm proclaims about God are not very accessible or personal for us: parting the Red Sea, leading Israel in the desert, conquering various kings. I wanted to write one that spoke of truths about God closer to home for me (and you, I hope) and reflective of our time. I’ve used a similar refrain God’s love endures forever but also added the word mercy and grace. My hope is that as you pray this God’s enduring love will release the power of gratitude in your life.

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Give thanks to the Lord whose goodness is like a cleansing wind in a polluted world.

God’s love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Creator who continues to make all things new.

God’s grace endures forever.

God alone can draw fresh water from a tainted spring: joy from sorrow and beauty from evil.

God’s love endures forever.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit reveal to us the beauty and power of relationship even in a broken world.

God’s mercy endures forever.

Thank the Father who walks with the fatherless.

God’s love endures forever.

Praise the Son who let loose of godness to take on humanness.

God’s mercy endures forever.

And who forgave our many sins.

God’s mercy endures forever.

Exalt the Spirit who births new life in us daily.

God’s love endures forever.

Praise the One who shines light in our darkest nights.

God’s love endures forever.

Sing for Joy to God for each tick of the clock, noticed or not.

God’s mercy endures forever.

For Jesus who walks with us often unrecognized and even during our deepest pain and doubt.

God’s grace endures forever.

Give thanks to God who has parted our seas of red.

God’s love endures forever.

Who has defeated even imagined enemies.

God’s mercy endures forever.

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Who delivered us from wrong turns and lost lives and dependence on bank accounts.

God’s love endures forever.

Who provides all we have and enjoy.

God’s grace endures forever.

Who promises us rest here and in the kingdom to come.

God’s love endures forever.

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10 thoughts on “A Sunday Psalm: God’s Enduring Love Releases the Power of Gratitude in Your Life”

  1. Georgie Ann Kettig

    great adaptation for our current lives!,… thank you!,… (-:

  2. Fran Dybevik

    Glad you’re getting to feel better.
    Thanks for your posts.

  3. Harvey Guikema

    It is good to reflect on God’s love, grace, and mercy. We have a “love chapter “ in scripture, a “hall of faith” in scripture, but not a place of God’s grace. His grace and mercy is sprinkled throughout scripture like a seasoning on a good dish. I appreciate your psalm. I focus to much on circumstances rather than God’s purpose.
    Thank you

    1. Harvey: That’s a good insight. And I love that metaphor. So we should sprinkle grace throughout our lives. Take care.

  4. Krista Whiteman

    Thank you for a fresh look at an old psalm and glad to see you’re feeling better!

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