This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Understand that we all have something to repent for today, but isn’t it great that we have a Father that knows our short comings and loves us anyway? Praise Him.

Today’s prayer

Dear Lord, “I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life; I was given life, that I might enjoy all things!” Forgive each of us Lord, for too often concentrating on what we don’t have, and taking for granted what we do have! On behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ everywhere, help us to decide to start each day counting our blessings: (1) Any day we can get out of bed is a plus, and we thank You, Lord; (2) If we can’t get out of bed, we thank You for a bed in which to rest; (3) We thank You for family and friends; (4) If we have neither family nor friends, we thank you for those who lend us a helping hand; (5) we thank You, Lord, for the beauties of nature around us — sunrises, sunsets, mountains or plains, country or city parks, flowers and bird songs — for beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, and help us to be sensitive to Your gift of creation; (6) Thank You for our daily work, and if any among us are seeking employment, help us not to be above taking temporary employment while seeking Your guidance. Oh Lord, help us, while waiting, to learn to enjoy the moment, and to praise You even then. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Joy of the Lord

Psalm 33

1 Let the godly sing for joy to the Lord; it is fitting for the pure to praise him. 2 Praise the Lord with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp. 3 Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. 4 For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does. 5 He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth. 6 The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. 7 He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. 8 Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of him. 9 For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command. 10 The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes. 11 But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken. 12 What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people he has chosen as his inheritance. 13 The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. 14 From his throne he observes all who live on the earth. 15 He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do. 16 The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior. 17 Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory— for all its strength, it cannot save you. 18 But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. 19 He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine. 20 We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. 21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. 22 Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.

Quote of the Day

I’m not suggesting that we have the power to heal physical conditions with our human fingers. But I do believe there’s a healing of the spirit that takes place when we touch others. There’s a comfort that can’t be found anywhere else but in a touch or a hug. Somehow, God’s love and power is shared with others through the simplicity of our physical touch. ~Amy Nappa~





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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