Lord, another day You did create
Before I do anything, a few minutes I take
To read your word and meditate
As your word may give me directions for the day
Or inspire me in some kind of way
Afterwards, a prayer of thanks I say

I say thanks I can take care of my needs
From morning hygiene, to breakfast to eat
And before I get out on the street
I say thanks for giving me the opportunity
To either go to work, or where I please
Then I pray for safety before I leave

I want every day to be fun and exciting
But it’s not always that way in reality
I may get an incident when driving
Or have an encounter with someone unfriendly
But if the day turns out drama free, I’ll be happy
No matter what happens, I know You’re there with me

Then when my outside activities cease
I head home to relax and sleep
Thanks for providing a home for me
And thanks for letting me arrive safely
Tomorrow all of this should repeat
As it’s a typical day of thanks for me

Scripture Reference: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Background
It’s so easy to take for granted typical day activities such as the ability to get out of bed, take care of routine hygienic matters, eat breakfast and go to work. Ah, but imagine not being able to do one of these things. It will turn life upside down. Therefore, I want to daily thank God for everything. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says in everything give thanks. What seems so small can become a big deal especially if you are not able to do it.