March 6th

A Change in Prayer Habits

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me. —Psalm 103:1

I can easily fall into the habit of asking God for more than I thank God for, or of sharing my litany of woes with God (read: complaining to God) rath­er than focusing on all that is good in my life. Basically, I am asking God to bless me, rather than blessing the Lord myself. Psalms like this one remind me to practice different kinds of prayer, like blessing and praising God for who God is and what God has given me.

FOR PRAYER: Read Psalm 103 and take some time to list—in your mind or on paper—reasons you have for blessing and praising the Lord.