Lent Day 36 – Peace and Gratitude

Gratitude and fear cannot stand the sight of each other.

— Robin S. Sharma —



The first thing I do upon arising each day is thank God for another day.

The last thing I do upon laying my head to rest each night is thank God for everything the day provided.

When I bookend my days with gratitude, the enemy (fear) finds it pretty hard to penetrate my armor, leading my spirit to a peaceful state most of the time.

Psalm 28:7, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”

Journal your thoughts:

What am I grateful for today?

In what way(s) will I bring light to the world today?

What will I deny myself to draw closer to God and gain more peace in my life today?


God, I offer myself to Thee—To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always! Amen. (Third Step Prayer – Chapter 5, pg.63, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous)



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