Monday, November 23, 2015

PM#0046 Thanksgiving and Blessing Psalms 18 vs 1

Praise-Thanksgiving Prayer  46

Martin Luther once said "In thanksgiving we recount blessings received, and thus strengthen our confidence and enable ourselves to wait trustingly for what we pray."

Praise and thanksgiving prayer is important.  It can be a simple affirmation of love to God.  Ps 18:1 gives an example:  "I will love you, O Lord, my salvation".  If you read the Psalms, you will be encouraged to be thankful, as you will see other times that thanksgiving was given to God.  They will help you as you pray.

Father, Thanksgiving is not always come easy, but your word was given to help us.  May we learn from your word so we can offer thanksgiving from our heart.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

Take time to list a few blessings: __________________________________________
Search the Psalms for thankfulness given by the writers of the Psalms and write down how that thankfulness encouraged the Psalmist: ______________________________
Now look over your list of blessings, how being thankful encourage you?

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