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I'm thankful to vote

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Oh, Lord,  I could have been born anywhere-- Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, North Korea, Argentina, Afghanistan, India, Mexico.... But I was born in the United States. I don't know why you gave that to me; the privilege and responsibility overwhelm me with gratitude. My country is not perfect. It's not the Promised Land.  It's not heaven on earth. But I am free. I have opportunity . I can speak out. I can vote people in or out of office. Thank you , Lord. I'm grateful for this privilege. I don't discount it. I will not malign what you've given me  or demand more, as if I'm entitled  to this freedom, prosperity, and support. I deserve much less. And so many millions around the world don't have a fraction of what I do. Thank you for my freedom. Thank you for my voice. Thank you for my vote. I promise to use each to honor and glorify your name. In Jesus' name,  Amen. " You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your  freedom  

Counting my blessings

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Dear Lord, Thank you for all the beautiful, ordinary blessings that are not so ordinary. Thank you for my home (which has issues), my vehicles (even when they don't work), my food (even when I complain about cooking), my family (even though I take them for granted). I am so blessed. Thank you for my country (even though it angers me), my freedoms (even though I complain about not having more), my work (even though I want more and want to be more). You have blessed me beyond measure. My world is gorgeous, and I live in it. My home is loving, and I live in it. My dreams are attainable, and I live them. Why do I forget how blessed I am? To whom much is given, much is required . Everything I have is yours, and it's all extra. Lord, teach me to number my blessings, as well as my days. Amen.