Thanksgiving and Gratitude

One Minute Moment

Pray to God for all the things you are thankful for your in your life today. Let the scriptures guide you into a joyful prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving.

1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV “You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Prayer Starter:

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of my day, I sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in my life.

My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.

I thank you, too, for those things in my life that are less than I would hope them to be. Things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. When my heart feels stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in my weary eyes, still I rejoice that you are as near to me as my next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, I am growing and learning.

I thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love. Think of the people and things you are grateful for your in life and tell God in your own words: