Thankfulness

Give thanks in all circumstances
(1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV).

1. Thank you, Lord,
For everything you give me,
For everything I have
Comes straight from you:

2. My way, my truth, my life,
My goal, my purpose;
My faith, my hope, my love:
Yours, through and through;

3. My blessings, Lord:
Each gift that makes me joyful;
My sorrows:
Every cross that I must bear;

4. Help me to learn
From everything you send me,
Whilst thanking you
For all your tender care.


References

1. Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV).

Everything comes from God (1 Corinthians 11:12; NIV).

2. Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love
(1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

Everything belongs to you (1 Chronicles 29:16; CSB).

3. They will be radiant because of the Lord’s good gifts (Jeremiah 31:12; NLT).

Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad? (Job 2:10; NLT).

The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord! (Job 1:21; NLT).

4. Don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves (Proverbs 3:11-12; NLT).

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28; NIV).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

Free gifts


Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires
(Psalm 37:4; NLT).

1. God’s love
Is within, for the taking,
His light
Is as free as the air.

2. His peace
Heals each heart that is aching,
His truth
Is both upright and fair.

3. God’s Son
Is his gift of salvation,
His Spirit
Is gracious and sweet.

4. His mercy
Is for all creation,
His joy
Makes our exile complete.


References

1. He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

The teaching of your word gives light (Psalm 119:130; NLT).

2. The Lord blesses them with peace (Psalm 29:11; NLT).

I am the Lord, who heals you (Exodus 15:27; NIV).

He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with his truth (Psalm 96:13; NLT).

3. God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing (Psalm 143:10; NLT).

4. He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete (John 15:11; NIV).

The Way of Love

Lord,

1. Thank you for your Way of Love,
And for the gift
Of your dear Son.

2. Thank you for your Way of Truth,
And all the victories
He won.

3. Thank you for your Way of Peace,
The humble path
His parents knew.

4. Thank you for your Way of Faith,
Which always leads us
Back to you.

5. Thank you for your Way of Fire,
Made visible
In tongues of flame.

6. Thank you for your Way of Life –
May we, like Jesus,
Praise your name.


References

1. Follow the way of love (1 Corinthians 14:1; NIV).

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

2. I have chosen the way of truth (Psalm 119:30; NKJV).

No one could answer him. And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions (Matthew 22:46; NLT).

3. The Dayspring from on high has visited us […] to guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:78-9; NKJV).

He has regarded the lowly state of his maidservant (Luke 1:48; NKJV).

4. This way of faith is very different from the way of law (Galatians 3:12; NLT).

“My wayward children,” says the Lord, “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts” (Jeremiah 3:22; NLT).

5. The pillar of fire showed them the way through the night (Nehemiah 9:19; NLT).

Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:3-4; NLT).

6. You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence (Acts 2:28; NLT).

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name (Matthew 6:9; NIV).

Gifts

Give thanks for everything to God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
(Ephesians 5:20; NLT).

1. Thank you for your gift of faith,
Which helps me, Lord, to pray.

2. Thank you for your gift of hope,
Which lifts my heart each day.

3. Thank you for your gift of love,
Which makes my soul rejoice.

4. Thank you for your gift of truth:
Your still, small, inner voice.

5. Thank you for your gift of time,
Whatever trials may come.

6. Thank you for eternal life,
Your gift, through Christ, your Son.


References

1. It is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8; NIV).

You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it (Matthew 21:22; NLT).

2. Christ Jesus […] gives us hope (1 Timothy 1:1; NLT).

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! (Psalm 42:5; NLT).

3. Each day the Lord pours out his unfailing love upon me (Psalm 42:8; NLT).

My heart rejoices in the Lord (1 Samuel 2:1; NLT).

4. Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me“ (John 14:6; NLT).

After the fire [came] a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; NKJV).

5. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth (Isaiah 42:5; NLT).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

6. God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23; NLT).

The Lover and the Loved

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).

1. Lord,
You are the Lover,
And the Loved.

2. Lord,
You are the Servant,
And the Served.

3. Lord,
You are the Giver,
And the Gift.

4. Lord,
You are the Spokesman,
And the Word.

References

1. My beloved is mine and I am his (Song of Songs 2:16; NIV).

2. The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others (Mark 10:45; NLT).

Serve the Lord (Psalm 2:11; NLT).

3. God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

This is my body, which is given for you (Luke 22:19; NLT).

4. I will speak to you in parables. I will explain things hidden since the creation of the world (Matthew 13:35; NLT).

His name is The Word of God (Revelation 19:13; NIV).

Faith, hope and love

Everything we have comes from you,
and we give you only what you first gave us.
(1 Chronicles 29:14; NLT).

Lord,

1. Thank you for your gift of faith,
Poured out on us each day.

2. Thank you for your gift of hope,
Which helps us as we pray.

3. Thank you for your gift of love,
Which blesses all we do.

4. Thank you for your gift of life:
We give it back to you.

References

1. There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all (1 Corinthians 12:4; NLT).

2. Put your hope in God (Psalm 42:5; NIV).

3. The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love (Galatians 5:22; NLT).

4. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth (Isaiah 42:5; NLT).