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Psalm 116, Psalm of Thanksgiving

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord,
I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.
— Psalm 116:12-14

NL Daily Devotion for Saturday, July 13, 2019

by R. Fergus Moir, Clergy Stuff


True gratitude leads to action. It’s not just about feeling thankful, or saying “thank you” to another for what they’ve done. Gratitude can’t help but spilling over into the world in all we do and say.

All we have, all we are, is a gift from God. And knowing this, how can we keep from proclaiming our thanks from the rooftops? How can we keep from living our gratitude in love and service to God and neighbor?

What shall we return to the Lord for all God’s bounty to us? Prayer and praise, worship and song in the presence of all God’s people, to be sure!

Abundant and generous God, all I am is a gift from you. Inspire me to grateful action in all I do and say. Amen.

Earlier Event: July 12
Psalm 66, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Later Event: July 14
Hebrews 1:1-4, God Has Spoken