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“Praise the Lord!  For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.  The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.”  (Psalm 147:1-2)

Look around you.  There is much beauty in this world.  The Lord is good and has provided at all times for all people.  Do not focus upon the calamities, but upon the abundance that cares for so many.  See the goodness of what the Lord has done and learn to praise Him for all things and in all situations.  The world focuses upon evil.  Learn to focus upon what is right and good.

Lord, teach me to have a heart that praises You in every season.  Guide me according to Your purpose to see that in You is the hope of every generation.  Lead me to see what is right and good and to put these things into practice.  Guide me O Lord according to Your purpose that I may now and always praise You and give You thanks for all the good things You provide for Your creation.

Lord Jesus, You have come that all who believe would have life and have it abundantly.  Guide me in the way of truth that I would rejoice in the blessings You give.  Lead me in Your provision to see through the wiles of this world and know Your grace and goodness afresh each day.  Help me to live with a grateful heart, giving thanks for the abundant mercies You provide.  Amen.