Have you ever had those moments of great achievement, of success in your life? Perhaps you got a promotion, succeeded in writing the lyrics to your next song, or even made it through the day with a positive attitude. All of these are reasons to feel good, to feel successful and accomplished in one’s life, however, how great are these achievements in comparison to God, the all-loving and all-giving creator?These moments are important right? It’s very important to feel good about oneself and to set goals in order to do so. God created each of us out of love and so gives us a purpose, wants us to be the best we can be and strive for happy, fulfilling lives with Him. As long as pride is not shown through us in these moments, we reflect God and show a piece of the great intelligence which originates from what can only be of the one who is all knowing and creator of all.
Today’s Psalm states: ‘Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith for ever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the b
lind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the sojourners, he upholds the widow and the fatherless; but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin’ (Psalms 146:1-2, 6-10).
In the Psalms and most prayers we say, we give thanks and remembrance to God for the remarkable things He’s done, main themes being creation, deliverance from the desert, giving Jesus, His Son. Adoration gives us time to come before Jesus and praise for all the good we’ve been given in our lives. Take some time today for Adoration, to praise God for everything good He’s given you in your life and the world around you.
Today’s prayer comes from 'Catholic Online' a prayer in praise of God's greatness:
Almighty, true and incomparable God,
You are present in all things,
yet in no way limited by them.
You remain unaffected by place,
untouched by time,
unperturbed by years,
and undeceived by words.
You are not subject to birth
and in no need of protection.
You are beyond all corruption,
above all change,
immutable by nature.
You live in unapproachable light
and are invisible,
yet You are known to all those
who seek You with hope and love.
You are the God of Israel,
and of all who hope in Christ.