We have a choice to live a life full of thanksgiving and gratitude to the LORD ALL MIGHTY. After all, HE is ever-loving, ever-faithful, ever-present. And HE is the same yesterday, today and forevermore.
We don’t only worship God because of what HE can give us. No! We come to HIM full of boldness knowing that HE is a good Father. And it is HIS nature to be loving and merciful towards us, His children. Yes, even when we don’t deserve HIS mercy.
For that very reason, it is important to always come into HIS presence with thanksgiving. Both in good and bad times alike. Always look back with gratitude and proclaim the name of God for the good Father HE is. Let’s stand in agreement with the word of God today as we pray to our Lord.
Matthew 18:19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be … in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done.
Prayer of Gratitude: Acknowledging God for everything
Heavenly Father in the Mighty name of Jesus, I come to YOU today with a heart full of thanksgiving, a heart full of praise and worship because, without YOU, I am nothing.
In the past, I have searched all over for help in my times of distress and nothing, or no one else, could lift the burden that I had.
But the day I confessed YOU as my Lord and personal Savior, my life has never been the same again. I thank the Lord that even if I go through challenges now, I always come out victorious. For you are ever-present in my life guiding me through the counselor, the HOLY SPIRIT and giving me victory over my enemies.
I thank YOU today for my past, because it is the very past that made me seek YOU and I have come to know the goodness of YOUR Holiness. O’ how I love YOU Father, Jesus I love YOU and I am nothing without YOUR love.
Forgive me for not thanking YOU as often as I should and for sometimes taking for granted what I possess as there are those who don’t experience YOUR sweet embrace, and have never experienced the joy and freedom found in YOUR presence.
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving. And his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good. His steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Psalms. 100:4-5
“I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness. And I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.” Psalms. 7:17
Gratitude For God’s Grace
I pray, with thanksgiving in my heart Glorious Father, that everyone begins to experience and know YOU and YOUR loving embrace.
I pray that YOU grant them the grace to seek YOU in every situation in their lives. May we ALL have a heart full of gratitude. And may we all remain hopeful in the knowledge of your word, as written in Hebrews 11:6 that “God is a rewarder of whoever seeks HIM diligently with faith”.
I thank YOU, LORD, for the faith YOU have bestowed upon my life, knowing that greater is HE that is in me than the one that is in the world. O’ how I love YOUR wonderful creation.
Thank You for the grace to love and be kind to others. Thank YOU for the grace of generosity.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40, 45
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17
“Give thanks in all circumstances. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:18
Giving Thanks for Today
Grant us grace to walk, more and more, in YOUR will and not our own. I thank YOU Jesus for this very day that You have blessed us with. WE are just mere human beings. Who are we to deserve all this love?
But because YOU ARE THE GREAT “I AM”, nothing is impossible and Your love is GREAT. It is who YOU are, Sweet Jesus. I thank YOU Father, for everything, in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.