Gracious God, we praise you that your goodness and your mercy follows us, all our life; we do not need to pursue you or chase after you, for you are never far from us, your love is constantly seeking us out and drawing us close to you. You bring us to safe pastures and to a place of peace, belonging, trust and security with you, both now and forever.

Gracious God, we praise you for your presence in our lives and we thank you for your many blessings. As we consider our blessings today, may we have hearts of gratitude and thankfulness for all you have provided for us. May we also remember to thank those who bless our lives each day. And may we show the goodness and mercy of Jesus to those around us. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth