October 29—Gratitude Daily Devotional


G.K. Chesterton

You say grace before meals.  All right.  But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.

Let Us Pray:

Dear God,
may my life
be a constant
thank offering
to you.

Perhaps you can list 2–3 things, people, or aspects
of your life for which you are thankful today.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the daily devotionals.  Since we began this ministry on Ash Wednesday, each new theme continued to attract more readers.  Your comments and response fuel our commitment to continue.

The tensions from COVID-19, isolations, racial tension, elections, along with ongoing struggles personal to each of us will turn us from devotions of gratitude to a new series on resilience and hope.

Our entire faith story begin with families estranged, communities in exile, and continued through the death of our savior. Our Bible recounts catastrophic human trauma and at the same time looks at the devastation with clear-eyed hope.

In the coming weeks, the devotions will range from specific spiritual practices for you to consider, remind you of who gave you life and will claim you in death, ideas to hone your perspective, and we hope will ground you in faith.

Jo Forrest and Christine Hides

Posted on October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

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