An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

June 17, 2023

Bible Readings

Take a few minutes to read the Bible verses listed and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in how this verse applies to you this week.

Psalm 84

Memory Verse

Psalm 89:1-2

Our Lord, I will sing of your love forever. Everyone yet to be born will hear me praise your faithfulness. I will tell them, “God's love can always be trusted, and his faithfulness lasts as long as the heavens.” (CEV)

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Have you ever sung a song or read poetry that expressed your feelings? Maybe it was a sad song or a silly poem. In the Bible, there is a book called Psalms. It’s full of poetry and songs that express strong feelings, like fear, joy, praise, and even anger. In many of these psalms, the writers express the life-changing emotion of gratitude.

Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness, and it helps you remember what you’re grateful for. And when you’re feeling down, an attitude of gratitude can help you feel a lot better. The psalm writers were grateful that God loved them. They were grateful for all that God had done for them. And they wrote these blessings down so that we the readers could share in them too.

Take a moment right now to think of what you’re grateful for. For one thing, God loves you. He’s given you the Bible so you can learn about him. Are you grateful for your church, your family, your home, or your school? Are you grateful for the gifts God has given you? Take a moment to read the memory verse above out loud. Spend some time in gratitude, thank God for every good thing, and watch your attitude change.


Dear God, thank you for loving me. And thank you for all that you have given me. Though I may feel many emotions, please always help me to have an attitude of gratitude. Amen.

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Areo Keller-Donahue

Areo Keller-Donahue

As soon as Areo could pick up a popsicle stick, she was making puppets and putting on plays that shared her faith with her neighbors. Areo grew up with a strong interest in musical theatre and earned her BFA at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Areo was led to use artistic gifts to share the gospel with young ones, and she became involved in ministry. She has worked in children's ministry at Redeemer Upper West Side and North Way Christian Community and is currently developing a musical live-action series that celebrates faith and fun. Areo and her husband live in Pittsburgh, where they enjoy spending time with their families and adorable cat, Daisy.

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