Morning reflections: Praise to the Lord for another year

This morning I begin my time of prayer and meditation thinking about the goodness of God and His mercy that have brought to see another day. Today is especially significant as I celebrate my 78th birthday. My heart overflows with gratitude to God, my gracious heavenly Father, for all that He has done. Out of the abundance of my heart, I offer this psalm of gratitude in celebration on this another “Good News Day.”:

Praise to the Lord

In celebration of my 78th Birthday
June 17, 2020

Praise to the Lord,
The almighty, the King of creation

Traditional hymn

Praise to the Lord continues to be my heart-song:
Thanksgiving abounds and resounds my whole life long.
Goodness overflows from Father’s horn of plenty,
As I declare His favor in 2020:
In a world of darkness with unthinkable crimes,
Love shines to all generations, even our times.
His lovingkindness and mercy abound to me:
With opened eyes focused on God’s will, as I see
Tokens of His love and grace and all He has done:
My wife, two daughters, their husbands, and a grandson.
Because of His healing presence, I am alive,
Made whole, not only do I live but also thrive
And know the life-giving power of God’s matchless Word:
All He gives and all that awaits–Praise to the Lord.

Travis Cottrell offers a beautiful rendition of the classic hymn from which the title of my psalm is taken:

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4 Responses to “Morning reflections: Praise to the Lord for another year”

  1. wilkersonj59gmailcom Says:

    Happy Birthday 🎁🎂🎈🎊🎉

  2. clt3716 Says:

    Awesome! I continually praise the Lord for allowing me to be your Sister❣️

    • Dr. J Says:

      I praise God that we are a sister and a brother from the same mother who passed on great faith and so much more. I am grateful to God that you are my sister and my friend.

  3. donnajod Says:

    Happy birthday Dr. J. I thank God you are the lovely man you are!

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