“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever.” (1 Chronicles 16:34 NRSV)
Our God truly is good. His love lasts forever and ever. He is around us each and every day and despite the struggles we face, there are always things we can be thankful for. Today spend some time in prayer thanking God for the ways you see His goodness around you, especially in or through the life of a college student you know. What about these students can you give God thanks and praise for? After you spend time thanking God, ask Him to give the students a heart of gratitude. Pray that their eyes would be opened to the countless ways God is at work around and in them every day and that He would receive the praise for all good things in their lives. Pray the above verse inserting a college student’s name and maybe a situation you know is challenging for them right now (e.g. roommate difficulties, a difficult class, a tough professor, etc.). Pray that even on the tough and challenging days they would be thankful to God for His great love for them.