LGD 143: Thanking God For You

Two girls sitting on a rock wall looking at a mountain landscape

Thanksgiving is now behind us, and you might still be recovering from a food coma. Hopefully, you are enjoying a little rest and refreshment.

Two girls sitting on a rock wall looking at a mountain landscape
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Paul writes to the church in Ephesus and shares with them a message of hope and encouragement.

He says,

“Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,  I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly,”

Ephesians 1:15-16

During this pandemic year, pastors worldwide are working tirelessly to meet the needs of their congregations.

Many of the pastors have had to do funerals of lives lost due to the virus. Others are experiencing pressure learning to pastor in new ways.

In general, many people are learning to work, parent, and school their children, and they are exhausted.

Paul’s message to the Ephesians applies as much to us today as it did to them all those years ago.

Your faith is extraordinary. You hope in the Lord, and He gives you strength.

There are people praying for you, and lifting you up to heaven.

Take a few minutes today to pray for someone in your small group, your workplace, a single mom, a parent, or grandparent, and don’t forget those singles!

Pray for strength, peace, hope, love, and grace in their daily lives. Your prayers are the encouragement they need to excel.

I am thankful and grateful for each of you!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for hearing the prayers of your children. Thank you for giving us strength when we are weary. Thank you for rest and refreshment. Amen!


I am the host of an ABF Lifegroup - a collection of folks doing community and life together. We are a ministry of Agoura Bible Fellowship. When I am not leading this group, I love to travel, take photographs, share stories, and design workspaces that matter.

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