Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Things you don't have to pray about.

A few days ago I was thinking about prayer and it dawned in me that there are things that I don't have to pray about. Consider the following. I don't have to ask God to:
  • love me.
    He unconditionally loved me before I was born.
  • be with me.
    He never leaves me and He is always there listening.
  • work all things together for my good.
    He is always making lemonade out of my lemons.
  • intercede for me.
    He ever lives to make intercession for me.
  • invite me to pray.
    He has already welcomed me to come boldly to Him.
In light of these, and His many other blessings, I think that it is always appropriate to pray a prayer of thanksgiving. I will let you come up with the words.


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  1. Yes, gratitude and thanksgiving...should be the beginning of each prayer we pray.

  2. Thank you Bob, these are wonderful reminders for us today and very timely for me! Thank you for this great post! Lori


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