Father, we are so grateful that you wanted a family, that your heart hungered for each one of us and that we are here by your design. Thank you for the gift of life, for the beauty of the earth you created for your family and for the plan you had to regain your family after we blew it. Thank you dear Lord Jesus for the love and obedience that took you to the cross in our place.
On this day when Christians around the world focus on your sacrifice we wrestle with finding an adequate, “thank you.” May our daily lives reflect the gratitude of our hearts and the power of your glorious resurrection working in us on the earth. We pray for the safety, strength and protection of those in areas where people are being slaughtered for your name and we pray for the peace and protection of Jerusalem and the nation of Israel. In Jesus’ name, Amen! ~Donna McLaughlin