Thank you, thank you, thank you!


The other night, as I was finishing up a daily page of the devotional book I am currently using (see below), I reached for my journal for the first time in months.  In flipping back through the pages I noticed that I had been in the habit of using a certain format for my entries.  Sometime in July, 2010 I either read or heard someone say that their favourite prayer was, “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Help me. Help me. Help me.”  I was unfortunately not prescient of my later desire to write about this in my blog as I did not write down the source the first day I used it.

I love the simplicity of this prayer!  If you are at a loss for anything to say, just say it as it is.  It can also be a good starter by using each pair of words as an opener for more thought.  The format in my journal became;

Thank you…

Thank you…

Thank you…

Help me…

Help me…

Help me…

There were days when I couldn’t think of things and those words stood alone.  Most days though I would fill in either something all encompassing like, “Thank you for loving me.” or something more specific like, “Thank you for helping me to keep my temper under control today when…”

Tonight when you curl up with God, give it a try.

Dear God, Thank you for the opportunity to share my ideas in this format which may reach the many or the few and may make one person’s day better.  Thank you for my family and all the support they provide to me.  Thank you for loving me and being always with me.  Help me to live up to your love and to live in a right relationship with you.  Help me to be aware of the invisible people in our world, especially as I head back into the classroom this week. Finally, help me with inspiration for this blog.

Amen

 

The Message Remix Solo: Delving into the Simplicity of Scripture

by Eugene H. Peterson

Paperback, 640 pages
Published August 30th 2007 by Th1nk Books (first published June 15th 2006)
ISBN
1600061052 (ISBN13: 9781600061059)
original title
The Message Remix Solo: Delving into the Simplicity of Scripture

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