Anyone who is having troubles should pray. ... When a believing person prays, great things happen. -James 5:13,16 NCV

Thanking God for You

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers [Ephesians 1:16]

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.

Amen

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4 comments:

  1. Amen. Thank you for this today, KB.

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  2. yes, Lord - help us to cultivate a heart of thankfulness always!

    thank you, Bob, for this amazing prayer blog and the opportunity to be part of it.

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  3. Wonderful prayer of thanksgiving. Lord, I want to be a grateful person...thanking you Lord, thanking those who enrich my life, like all of you on the prayer blog.

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  4. Thank you Lord for the encouraging people who have crossed my path over the years. ~Amen

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