So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Pray: Let our faith be evident by our thankfulness, Christ Jesus. Help us cultivate a spirit of gratitude in all things: the cool air of fall, the comfort of our beds, the smiles of our children, the pleasure of a meal. May we savor the joy of life and offer our thanks to You, who gave up Your life in exchange for suffering and death. Because of Your sacrifice, all of creation will be redeemed. Amen.