“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love is everlasting”. (Psalm 118:1)
In your prayer life, how much time do you spend in petition, and how often do you give thanks for what you’ve already received? Paul reflects on the importance of thanksgiving…
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One of the great gifts that God has renewed in the world today, especially through the Charismatic renewal movement, is the importance of prayers of praise. It’s easy to become so focused on our worries and troubles that we forget to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.
We think nothing of listing in detail, all that we want God to give us, but do we apply that to what He has already given us? It is important we take time to list and name all that we have already been given. When you start to list them, you will be surprised just how many there are! Countless blessings – every day!
It’s easy to fall into the trap of deluding ourselves that it is because of our own achievements that we have good things in our lives. But if we are honest, and open our hearts in prayer, especially before the Blessed Sacrament, we will start to see the truth. We realise that everything we have is pure gift from God.
God is worthy of all our praise simply because of who God is. When we praise God we acknowledge the greatness of His Person. When we give thanks, we train ourselves not to be selfish but to look to others in gratitude and realise that God is the source of all life and all that is good.