Fix your thoughts on what is true and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely and admirable.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 

Phil 4:8 NLT

Gracious God, we thank You for this beautiful verse in the Bible reminding us that You care about our thoughts. You understand that many things worry us, distract us and rob us of our peace and joy. Yet, You tell us not to worry, to follow and to trust in Jesus. *

Gracious God, we thank You for this new day.  May we keep our minds set on what is good, right and true.  May we see your hand of love and grace in the simple things, in the beauty and diversity in our world and in each other. May we follow Jesus with all our heart.  May the transforming love of your Spirit draw us close to Jesus, uplift and inspire us and guide our decisions.  Help us to care for others as ourselves and bring all things to You in prayer.  Amen.

Ruth Rushworth

* Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust also in me. (John 14:1 NLT)