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“Praise the Lord, all nations; laud Him, all peoples! For His lovingkindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord is everlasting. Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 117:1-2)

Every nation is blessed by the Lord. All that is needed has been provided. Yet there are those who take from those who need. This is the way of this world. But you! What shall you do? Will you live a life that praises the Lord in all circumstances, or will you curse Him because of Your circumstances? Learn to praise the Lord no matter the circumstances, for He is good above all things.

Lord, teach me to understand the circumstances of life. Lead me in the way You would have me go that I may walk the path You set before me. Help me through all the difficulties this world will throw my way. Guide me along right paths for Your sake. In all things, give me eyes to see the goodness that comes each day knowing that You provide for us all. You are good, Lord, and worthy of all praise.

Come, Holy Spirit, and guide my heart. Where it is unthankful and cursing, rebuke it. Where it is weak, strengthen it. Where it mumbles and grumbles, fill it with songs of praise. In all things, lead me, Holy Spirit, to see the goodness and mercy which has always been mine because of the amazing grace of Christ, my Savior. Through whatever may come this day, teach me lift up my voice in praise and thanksgiving. Amen.

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