Today I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say.
“He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious.” – For the Strength of Youth quoting Doctrine and Covenants 78:19
I, ____________________, will strive to receive all things with thankfulness today.
“As I close this morning, it is my prayer that in addition to all else for which we are grateful, we may ever reflect our gratitude for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His glorious gospel provides answers to life’s greatest questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where do our spirits go when we die? That gospel brings to those who live in darkness the light of divine truth.
“He taught us how to pray. He taught us how to live. He taught us how to die. His life is a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted; the sinner He saved.
“Ultimately, He stood alone. Some Apostles doubted; one betrayed Him. The Roman soldiers pierced His side. The angry mob took His life. There yet rings from Golgotha’s hill His compassionate words: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
“Who was this “man of sorrows, … acquainted with grief”? “Who is this King of glory,” this Lord of lords? He is our Master. He is our Savior. He is the Son of God. He is the Author of Our Salvation. He beckons, “Follow me.” He instructs, “Go, and do thou likewise.” He pleads, “Keep my commandments.”
“Let us follow Him. Let us emulate His example. Let us obey His words. By so doing, we give to Him the divine gift of gratitude.
“My sincere, heartfelt prayer is that we may in our individual lives reflect that marvelous virtue of gratitude. May it permeate our very souls, now and evermore. In the sacred name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, amen.” – The Divine Gift of Gratitude by Thomas S. Monson
Kneel down this morning and pray to the Lord in gratitude for all that He does and has done for us.
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Gratitude section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/gratitude/