Gratitude/Thanksgiving

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!” ~ Psalm 105:1

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” ~ Philippians 4:4

“We do not all receive blessings in the same way. Some, on receiving the fire of the Lord, that is, His word, put it into practice and so become softer of heart, like wax, while others through laziness become harder than clay and altogether stone-like.” ~ St. Peter of Damaskos.

“Since our nature is feeble, when you come to be like a beggar because of life’s distresses, if at some time you are exhausted and you wish to be encouraged, you have the one hundred and first psalm. And since it is appropriate for us to give thanks to God through and in all circumstances, when you wish to commend Him, for this you must urge your own soul forward, and say Psalms 102 and 103. (Septuagint numbering)”  ~ St. Athanasius the Great.

“You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.” ~ Psalm 65:11

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