Praying with Thanksgiving

This morning my thoughts continue on the subject of gratefulness and thanksgiving. Tis the season to be thankful.

Praying with thanksgiving is vital in the life of the pray-er. As we take a few moments and reflect upon our life we can see how God has intervened to answer our prayers:

  • He has blessed us,
  • He has healed us,
  • He uses us and watchs over us,
  • He provides,
  • He protects, the list goes on and on.
I am so grateful in my heart for God’s faithfulness. When we have an attitude of thanksgiving from our hearts it will automatically come out in our prayers.

Ponder these questions for a few minutes:

  • How many times has God answered your prayers?
  • How many miracles has He given to you?
  • How has His ministry in your life changed you?
  • What has He done for members of your family?
  • How has He led you?

As we look at these things our hearts will go out to God with hearts of gratefulness; thanksgiving and praise to a God who is faithful and a God who does all things well! God is wanting, waiting for you to praise and give thanks. Here is an exercise that will bring you into his presence.

Get alone, somewhere you can pray without interruptions. Sit or kneel before God. Began to meditate on the promises of God, His Word. Maintain this attitude of prayer for a few moments and let your heart connect with God and God connect with you.

As you do this with faith, believing that God does want to spend time with you, He will bless you with the joy of His presence. Allow God to speak to you through His Word and the Holy Spirit.

As we are thankful for the past answered prayer in our life, faith builds and grows with a greater sense of assurance in our Maker, our Savior our Helper and our Provider.

As we realize how much God has truly blessed us, we have greater faith to receive more from His hands.

As always, love in Christ Jesus,
Paul Lundmark

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