Prayer #7: Prayer for Gratitude
Thank you for your sovereignty. Thank you for your holiness and wholeness. Thank you for being in complete control, and thank you for guiding our steps even when we don’t realize you are the one leading the way.
Help us Lord, as a nation, to grasp the vastness of your goodness and the infinite nature of your love. Help us to better understand who you are and who we are in you. As a result, Lord, I believe we won’t have the capacity for any other response, any other posture, any other perspective than that of gratitude and gratefulness.
We are blessed.
Despite the bad days and bad news and bad breaks, we are blessed.
We are favored. We are loved.
Those are the facts. Help us Lord to magnify the good. Give us your lens for our life. Help us to see what you see, and I believe in doing so, we will have a greater propensity toward a spirit of thankfulness. It will emanate from our pores and be the scent other sense when they come near. Let us emit and radiate gratefulness wherever we go and in whatever we do. Let our aroma of gratitude draw those around us to you.
Your word says to enter your gates with thanksgiving and enter your courts with praise (Ps. 100:4). Help us to start each day with words of gratitude on our lips, clothing ourselves with the garment of praise. Forgive us for coming to you with our “want list” and forgetting entirely the millions of blessings we’ve already been given. Help us to start with “Thank you Lord …” After spending time in an atmosphere of thanksgiving, I believe our prayers, our priorities, and our petitions will shift into alignment with your heart and your will.
So, Lord, we just want to take time now to let you know that we ARE thankful. We are grateful beyond measure for the gift of your son Jesus who has saved us and set us free. We thank you for your infinite love for us that knows no bounds. Thank you for being our provider, protector, healer, and way maker. You are our all in all, and we need you now more than ever before.
We are believing that things in our nation are shifting back into alignment with your will and your word. As we continue to pray for our nation, Lord, we vow to do our best to begin each day and each conversation with you by acknowledging your goodness and our gratefulness.
We love you Lord, and we thank you for hearing our prayers and fighting our battles. In you, we already have victory.
In Jesus’ name we pray,
Prov. 17:22 – A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
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