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II Samuel 7:18-29 (NRSV)

David gives thanks to God for all of the good gifts that the Lord has given to him, his family and future generations, and the people of Israel.  God redeemed a people, made them a nation, and gave them a land that flourished.  God made a covenant with David to extend his house or family.

David gives thanks and prays that God will continue to bless him, his family, and the nation.  David also asks that the Lord’s “name will be magnified forever.”  Today, let us give thanks to God for all the good gifts we have been given, the blessings of this day, and all the good we may see throughout the day in any one’s life.  Throughout the day may we also give voice to prayers that praise and honor God.