“...let us be thankful...” (Hebrews 12:28).
“Unless the heart is right the prayer must be wrong.” - The Kneeling Christian
An attitude of gratitude is the foundation to a fulfilling prayer life. What are you thankful for today?
God created food for you to eat. Did you take a moment before eating to say “thank-you?”
You have taken approximately 43,200 breaths today, have you used one to say “thank-you” to the One who created air?
You have friends and family who love you, have you thanked God for them?
You have a place to live, and clothes to wear, did you thank God for providing for you?
Thankfulness is the most powerful force in the universe.
When I am thanked, it makes me want to give again. When I am thanked for doing someone a small favor, it makes me want to do more for him or her. But, if I am taken for granted, it cuts off my desire to help. I suspect God feels the same.
When you are thankful, you attract more of God’s blessings towards your life. If you are thankful for what God has given you, you will be given more. If you complain about what you don’t have, you will never have enough. Do not grieve for what you don’t have, be thankful for what you do have.
Cultivate an attitude of thankfulness towards God. Take a moment right now to make a list of all the things for which you are thankful.