Gracious God, help me simply to stop for a moment to pay attention to the beauty of creation all around me. I am so grateful for water so still it can reflect the color of the world; for trees in full leafy green; for air so warm it relaxes my body and soul; for cool breezes that caress and awaken; for clouds that shift and puff; for azure skies that stretch beyond sight. Let me remember to simply stop for a moment and be filled with the gifts you have so abundantly given. Amen.

Prayers for Living

tip to try

Take a moment at the beginning of your day to list a few things for which you’re grateful. Keep the list some place that you’ll see it frequently, perhaps as the wallpaper on your phone, or taped to a kitchen cabinet. Each time you see it in the course of your day add something to it. Before bedtime, look it over and thank God for your abundant life.