Thank God!

This week on GUWG we’re focusing on prayer for the easily distracted (like me), using this handy little acronym as a guide:

ACTS

A = Adoration
C = Confession
T = Thanksgiving
S = Supplication

Today’s topic: THANKSGIVING.

Most of my prayers tend to be of the HELP! variety. The pattern goes something like this:

(Something bad happens.)

Me: Help!

(God answers my prayer. Then something bad happens.)

Me: Help!

(God answers my prayer. Then something bad happens.)

Me: Help!

(Repeat the above ad nauseam)

What’s missing? The THANKS! part. Waaaaaaaaaaay too often, I forget to express gratitude to God for all the wonderful answers to prayer he provides. It reminds me of when Jesus healed ten lepers and only one — a Samaritan — came back to thank him. Jesus’ response?

Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner? (Luke 17:17-18)

Take time right now to thank God for everything he’s done for you. Here are some verses to keep in mind as you do:

Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything. (Ephesians 5:20)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (Colossians 4:2)

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. (Psalm 100:4)

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)

Give thanks in all circumstances. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

THANK GOD!

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