Thought of the Day March 20, 2020 Thanksgiving

By 10:50 AM

It is so easy for us to limit our prayer during any time of crisis or serious need to the prayer of petition. This is normal. But we need always to begin with thanksgiving before petition. Thanksgiving focuses us on the blessings God has given us. Petition focuses on my concerns. 

What would happen if we end our day with making a list of what we are grateful to God for that day. We don't have to cover everything, but just the more important graces God gave us that day. Gratitude of the heart would put our petitions into perspective.

Our prayer would then reflect the prayer of the psalms. "I will praise God's name with a song; I will glorify him with thanksgiving." (Ps 69)

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