Lord, thank you for this sink of dirty dishes; we have plenty of food to eat.
Thank you for this pile of dirty, stinky laundry; we have plenty of nice clothes to wear.
And I would like to thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds; they were so warm and comfortable last night. I know that many have no bed.
My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom, complete with all the
spattered mess, the soggy, grimy towels, and the dirty lavatory; they are so convenient.
Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs defrosting so badly; it has served us faithfully for many years. It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers for two or three meals.
Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today; it has baked so many things over the years.
The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that needs mowing and the lawn that needs raking; we all enjoy the yard.
Thank you, Lord, even for that slamming door. My kids are healthy and able to run and play.
Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me say You have richly blessed my family. I shall do them cheerfully and I shall do them gratefully.
Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings, thank you Lord that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.
Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible, thank you Lord that I can see. There are many who are blind.
Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising, thank you Lord that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.
Even though the first hours of my day are hectic when socks are lost, toast is burned, tempers are short, and my children are loud, thank you Lord for my family; there are many who are lonely.
Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in the magazines and the menu is at times not balanced, thank you Lord for the food we have; there are many who are hungry.
Even though the routine of my job is often monotonous, thank you Lord for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job. Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest, thank you Lord for LIFE!
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
-1 Thessalonians 5:18 (New International Version)
Dear Lord, We pray that we will always be thankful. We pray that we will look at the situations of life in a positive way and not in a negative way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen