Being Thankful at All Times
[Beginning 9/25, and continuing through Election Day, November 3rd, Give Him 15 is joining forces with many other national prayer ministries in 40 Days of Prayer for America. Lisa Crump, V.P. of Volunteer Mobilization, National Day of Prayer, provides today’s prayer focus.]
“To be honest, I have a list of things I have to keep bringing to the throne of God so that I can obey this passage and not be anxious. I suspect that you might have several such matters too, from family to national burdens. What is His prescription? Rejoice in Him – some of the time, at the good times – always – really! How? Because in everything – not only some, but with all things – come to Him with thanksgiving. Another passage to really get rooted in is Psalm 100:4-5: ‘Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise…his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.’ I love that the Lord included ‘all generations’ because there it is in black and white printed evidence; He will be faithful in 2020 just as in the days of the psalmist. Not faithful in some generations or eras but ALL. His love endures not some of the time, but FOREVER — even today. We just need to enter with thankfulness, rejoicing as we bring our requests to Him. As we bring our requests, let’s remember others who are carrying burdens or are deceived that do not know the freedom and release that we have when we bring them to the Lord. Selah.”
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say Rejoice…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:4-6; KJV)
Points for Prayer (By, Lisa Crump):
Before rising each day, count your blessings, however small or huge.
Before sleeping each day, find a new thing to thank Him for that has been overlooked.
Feel His good pleasure in your thankful, grateful heart; friends, we must tarry here.
Thank Him that we can bring our requests to Him—that He wants us to come to Him.
Give Him great gratitude that He is never anxious about our days, never stops working and responding to prayer.
A Prayer You Can Pray:
Lord, we rejoice in You! You have done great things for us! We are the recipients daily of Your goodness, Your mercy, and Your grace. There is no good thing You ever withhold from us. You bless us without measure. Let us begin our day in thanks to You and let us end each day in worship, honoring Your goodness and provision. You keep harm from coming our way. You show us the way through challenging situations. We can always rely on You.
The world needs You, Jesus! Our attitude of thanksgiving will show the world that they can find a place of trust in You, as well. You know the end from the beginning and You help us find peace in You for our circumstances. We will seek You for grace to help in all of our moments of need. We will run to You and show others how to find You, as well. Our hope in You can help the lost and hurting want You, too. Jesus, You are the Way, the Truth, and Life. We will exalt Your name and put our whole trust in You! Amen.
Christians will be known to be the most thankful and grateful people in America!
Learn more about Lisa Crump and the National Day of Prayer here.