Today we give thanks for all the good things God has given us.
Sing praises to God and to his name!
Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.
His name is the Lord—rejoice in his presence!
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. – Psalm 68:4-6
Prayer: Father, thank you for the family you placed us in. We know it is far from perfect. But we thank you for whatever level of protection, care, and provision that came to us through our family. Jesus, we ask that you are near to those who are lonely today. We ask that you are near to orphans who feel alone or are alone. God show them your Father’s heart. We thank you for all of the adoptive parents, foster parents, and workers who are caring for your children. Let them know your love this day. We thank you in Jesus’ name, Amen.