Give thanks to the Lord for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

Psalm 118:1 NLT

Gracious God, we praise and thank you for your goodness and your faithful love. We take time to be still, to look at and reflect on this photo –

We look at the mountains standing still, tall and strong in the background and reflect that you provide us with shelter, protection,  strength and love….. (Psalm 91)

We look at the blue sky, breaking through the clouds, illuminating the mountain slopes and trees in an array of autumn colours. We reflect that Jesus is the light of the world, the light and life of men and overcomes the darkness….(John 1: 4-5)

We look at the clear, fresh mountain water, gushing down the mountainside and thank you for fresh water and pray for those who do not have access to clean water.  We reflect that Jesus satisfies our thirst and we come to Him for a never ending supply of living water ……(John 4: 13)

We look at the bridge and at the pathways. We thank you that Jesus is the cornerstone of our faith, who leads us on the right pathways….. (Psalm 23)

We look at the trees, the undergrowth and the lake beyond and we thank you for the birds of the air, the fish in the waters and every living creature.  We thank you that you are the creator and sustainer of life…..(Genesis 1)

As we look at the picture as a whole, we thank you for the pleasure and relaxation to be found in nature and the family and friends who have enjoyed it with us. We thank you that it reveals your goodness and it is a place where we may feel closer to you…..

We take time for our own reflections thoughts and prayers…..

Gracious God, may we know you love us and are with us throughout this day.  May we remember to take time to talk to you.  May we see others, this world and ourselves through the eyes of your good and enduring love for us in Jesus. Amen

Ruth Rushworth