A Life Set Aside to Give Thanks By Brenda Drake

We as a Nation set aside a day to give thanks, but our Nation needs to have a life set aside to give thanks to God. 

A Life Set Aside To Give Thanks
By Brenda drake

I am thankful for my life’s many seasons;
With privilege to express my thoughts with freedom.
I have great appreciation to God above.
Who has so blessed us with His love.
All thanks and praise to Him along with a prayer,
To daily have a thankful heart willing to share.
In our celebration with tables laden with much,
Let us be willing to reach out and touch,
The one that is alone or in need,
So they too give thanks as they receive.
Great is the life set aside to express,
The things that cause us happiness.
Like family, friends, and the peace inside;
For love and joy and the provisions that keep us alive.
The list continues and never ends,
In fact the heart thankful just begins…
I am thankful I am able to behold,
The beauty of creation and the colors in a rainbow;
And for a heart that will see,
God’s promise and believes.
I am so thankful for all God has done.
But most of all I am thankful for Jesus His Son.
He is the bread that feeds the soul,
With peace and joy left yet untold.
I am eternally thankful for the work of the cross,
That calls to repentance and saves the lost.
Thank you Father, I pray to again bless our land.
Lead and guide us to choose Your ways to understand.

Romans 12:1-2
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

A Prayer for Us and Our Nation By Brenda Drake

Only God can heal us or a Nation.  He hears and answers prayer. We in turn need to believe to receive.
If and when we truly have repented our sin we need to look up in faith for the answer to come. At times we are all guilty of leaning to our own understanding and get into the murky waters of depression, worry and fear. Our answer is to pray for God’s help again!


A Prayer for Us and Our Nation

Pick us up out of the murky place.
Clean our dirty garments of worry that disgrace.
Fear and anxiety have muddied our mind;
Lord with Your help we can leave them behind.
Heaviness of heart has dimmed our vision too;
Fill us with the joy that only comes from You.
Improve our outlook deep inside;
Fan our faith’s fires; keep our dreams alive.
Chase away the clouds of darkness with the light of Your favor,
For, depression must flee when God’s presence is savored.
Dig us out of the pit of self-pities trap.
Set our face to purpose that keeps us on track.
Lord with You we are able to soar to great heights.
In You we are able to cause and to be a delight.
Our life is as a living sacrifice offered for Christ our King.
As You rescue us again, only You cause our hearts to sing.

2 Chronicles 7:14-15
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place