May 6

Psalms 55:17
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Table grace was originally intended to help people turn their attention to God. The meals we share are a gift from God, and He is to be thanked, but we are also to reflect on the many other good things we are given. By praying morning and noon and night, we cover our day with a knowledge of God’s presence and abiding love. We should take every opportunity to sing praises to God for all that He has done. Take time to pray. Make time to share your life with God.

Prayer: Father, I get so busy that I sometimes forget to be as appreciative as I ought to be. Help me to be thankful and attentive to the many gifts You have given me. All through the day, I will praise you. Amen.


{* today’s devotion is a very good explanation of the oft misunderstood verse 1 Thessalonians 5:17. It should be obvious that one cannot go around verbally praying, crying out to God, every moment of the day. I can assure you that would get you a checkup from the neck up. Paul and the writer of Psalm 55 (David?) are telling us to be in a constant state of readiness for both praise and supplication. At a moment’s notice we should be able to thank God for the blessings of and petition him for the needs of life.  Mike}


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