It’s easy to be thankful when life looks good and things are going smoothly. We often like to say we are “blessed” in those moments. When crisis hits or relationships crumble it’s much harder to offer up praise and thanksgiving. The blessings we experience in the good old days quickly become a faint memory of God’s grace and we tend to focus on the problem in front of us. We know the right things to say in these seasons:
Keep your chin up.
This won’t last forever.
God is good all the time.
These things aren’t bad to say. I say these things to myself often, but what if there was a better way to say thank you in the midst of a life that isn’t wrapped up in a pretty package with a glittery bow on top?
As I began to count my blessings and thank the Lord for the way He provides my needs, He began to work in my heart and prompted me to change the way I tell Him, “Thank You”.
Rather than thanking Him for what He can do for me, I began praising Him for who He is with me.
My prayer of thanksgiving changed from “Thank you Lord for this and that,” to something much more focused. This prayer of thanksgiving will be something I will go back to again and again, and I hope you will too!
ABC Thanksgiving Prayer
I praise you Lord for you are my Advocate.
You are the Author of my life.
You hold the Authority over everything I face.
You are my guardian Angel who is Above All and in All.
You are the Awesome and the Almighty God who deserves my Adoration.
Thank you Lord for calling me to Believe in you.
You are the Beginning and there is no end to your Being.
Your Blessings are Bountiful and the Beauty of your presence is Beyond comprehension.
Your Creation is Complicated and no one Can replicate it.
You are the Christ who Came to be Crucified on a Cross for my sins and the sins of the whole world.
You are my Caregiver and my Counselor.
You are my Comfort in moments when I do not understand.
You Deliver me from temptation and Defend me when I cannot Defend myself.
You are my Destiny.
You are Everlasting and Ever Present.
You are Exactly what I need.
Your Excellence is amazing.
And I praise you!
You are a Faithful Father and Forever Friend.
You Forgive when I don’t deserve it and you Find me when I’m Feeling lost.
You are the Gentle Shepherd who Guides me, corrects me, and holds me.
You are a Good, Good Father even when I lose my way.
You are the Giver of life.
You are Grace.
You are my High King, Holy, and Honorable in all things.
You are the I Am.
Indescribable describes you perfectly.
You Intercede for me and I am thankful.
You are Just and your name is Jesus.
You are the King of Kings filled with Kindness beyond comprehension.
Your Love never fails and your Light never dims.
You are the Life of all this world.
My Maker, Master, and More than I could ever dream, You are Miraculous.
Marvelous does not begin to explain your Mercy.
Your Name is above every Name.
There is No one above you.
You are Near to the brokenhearted.
And you give New life to all who believe.
You are Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Omnibenevolent.
And I Owe you my life.
You are Perfect.
You are the Prince of Peace.
You hold Power over death and darkness.
You Prove your love through your Power and Provision.
You Quiet my soul.
You never Quit on me.
You Quicken me with your word.
You are the Ruler of this world and the Reason I live.
You are my Righteousness, my Redeemer, and the Resurrection at the Right hand of the Father.
You are my Savior, Shepherd, Security, and the Song in my Soul.
You are the Truth.
I Trust you.
You are the Savior of the Universe and your love is Unending.
You are my Victory.
You are the Way, the Word, and you are Worthy.
You are my World and living life With you is Worth it.
You are EXtremely gracious.
You are the same Yesterday, today, and forever.
You Zealously pursue your child and for that I Zealously pursue you.
You are more than words can articulate. You are The Holy God of heaven and earth who sent Jesus to die for all mankind. You rose from the dead after three days of death and you sent the Holy Spirit to indwell all those who believe.
I believe, and I am thankful for you.
When life is looking less like a dream come true and more like a trial we must walk through, help us to remember who you are. Give us eyes to see that you are more than the hard circumstances we face, more than the troubled times we trudge through, and more than the mundane mayhem of another day, another week, and another month.
We thank you Lord for all that you are! You are God and we praise your Holy Name!
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