Give thanks to all
At the point of prayer normally we use the format of the model prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), whereby we thank Him for His mercy and unconditional love, and His forgiveness to our sins. But ask yourselves, when is the last time you thanked God for your:
Friends who have helped you
Most important of all, thanking God for Himself? Think about this: God is the creator of salvation, mercy, and love. What more shouldn’t we thank our designer of all this, who has let us live in abundance? As for our pastors, net leaders, and our friends, they have always been there for us whenever we needed help. They are the ones who have helped us with our spiritual walk with God. All the more we should thank God for the presence of them to be in our lives.
Ever thought if you were a pastor or a net leader and that day isn’t your day? Maybe you just had a quarrel with your family but you still have to present to your members the warm smile, although your heart doesn’t feel that way? Always keep your pastors and net leaders in prayer so that they may gain strength even when that day isn’t their day to preach.
As for God,’ thank God for God!’ Although it feels weird for me to put it this way, but really thank God for God! Thank Him for all the wonderful creation He has done. Even the scripture says that:
‘Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.’
Another verse, which I like, says:
‘Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.’