Thanking God for You
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you. [Philippians 1:3]
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you [Colossians 1:3]
We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers [Thessalonians 1:2]
Throughout his letters the Apostle Paul gives us many examples of how he prayed. One aspect of his prayers is the way that he gave thanks for the people he ministered to. Taking a lead from him I suggest that we pray a prayer like this one.
Father we so often forget to give thanks for the people that are closest to us - for that we ask for forgiveness. We ask you to fill us with thanksgiving and gratitude for these and the many others who are within our circle of family and friends.
We give thanks to you Lord for these as we remember all of the ways that they have blessed our lives. Without these our lives would be harder. Without your work in them we might be discouraged. We thank you Lord for them and we mention them in our prayers.
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