Accept This Gift From God

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Accept This Gift From God

Wealth and possessions, this is a gift from God. The ability to enjoy wealth and possessions, to accept our lot and plot, to be happy in our toil—this too is a gift from God. (Ecclesiastes 5:19)

Lord, thanks fer the station aboard ship ya ‘ave assigned me. Thanks fer the good things that fall inter my lap without any hard effort on my part. Thanks fer the work joy I find in the lift and fall of this vessel, the laughter of the crew after a good day’s work, fer how the tasks assigned ter me strengthen my muscles and grow gray matter. Not all treasures be found in a chest stowed under a bunk. You alone bring out heaven’s riches fer those who fear ya.

Fer this I give ya praise and thanks.

Amen.

The Lord Your God Will Bring Much Good Upon All the Work You Do

Deuteronomy 30:9

The Lord Your God Will Bring Much Good Upon All the Work You Do

When you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command, then the Lord your God will bring much good upon ALL the work you do. Deuteronomy 30:9

Thank you, Father, that you desire to bring much good to all the work I do. Please search my heart and if you find any offense, please bring it to mind that I might repent, turn, and obey you with all my heart and soul.

Amen.

May These Words of My Mouth Be Pleasing in Your Sight

Psalm 19:14

May These Words of My Mouth Be Pleasing in Your Sight

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock (Psalm 18:2) and my Redeemer (Isaiah 47:4).
(Psalm 19:14)

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. (Luke 6:45)

Oh, Lord, may I bury your words in my heart. 

The person who delights is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night, is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does, prospers. (Psalm 1:2-3)

Oh, Lord, may I delight in your words, your laws, your decrees, your statutes. When I lay down and when I awake may your law be in my heart. Not simply in order that you would bless me, though you will, but that my joy in you may be complete.