We tend put a lot of focus on ourselves. We come to Jesus in prayer, because we want him to move in our life. Sometimes though, we get so wound up thinking about our own problems that we forget to pray for those who are most dear to us. Worse still, we forget to express exactly how thankful we are for all the blessings that he’s given us.
Today, I wanted to dedicate my prayers to express just how thankful I am. I’m thankful for all the wonderful things and people that he’s brought to my life. If you really think about it these are not only gifts that he has given us, they very well could be the tools being used to bring us closer to him.
The following prayer is personal to me. All things that I pray for may not be available in the season of life that you’re in right now. But as you read through it, you should think about those things which have come into your life which brought you to where you are today. You should reflect and consider how they contributed to the person that you are now.
Once you step back and take a look, you can start to get a glimpse of the bigger picture. We can sometimes even see a small glimpse of a much bigger plan that God has for our lives. Most likely you’ll start to feel a swell of thankfulness in your heart. After that, and help from the spirit, you can go to God in prayer with true thanksgiving and a fire in your heart like you’ve never felt before.
Let’s take a moment to rest our minds. Let’s clear them of any noise that the world has forced in. Together let’s worship our Lord before we come to him in prayer.
Please forgive me of my sins as I forgive those who sin against me. If there is any unresolved sin in my life, Jesus, please show me and allow me the opportunity to reconcile it.
Praise you Lord! You are my God, who shows me great wonders with my own eyes (Deuteronomy 10:21)!
Thank you Jesus for giving me life! Thank you for giving me my salvation and the promise of Heaven! Thank you for removing the yoke of the world and allowing me bear yours, which is light (Matthew 11:28-29)!
Thank you Father for my home and my job. Thank you for my awesome coworkers. Thank you for providing the needs for my family and I. You have been so gracious to me, even though I am undeserving. Thank you for all the opportunities you have given me in my life, and thank you for continuing to present more! Lord, you have proven to me time and time again that if I would just ask with a faithful heart, and be aligned to your will, you will give freely (Matthew 7:7). I do not know this, just by reading your word. I know, and have undoubtedly seen your hand work miracles in my life. Situations which was not just circumstance, but truly your hand on my life.
I cannot express the depth of gratitude for all of the wonderful people you brought into my life.
Thank you for my wife, she has been a rock in my life. She has been my greatest helper and confidant. She supports me when I am weak, and encourages me to be better. Lord, let me never waste a day, and enjoy her companionship for all the time you allow me.
Praise you for my Daughter! She is the greatest gift I could ever receive. She is kind, smart and beautiful. I finally have a fathers heart, and through her, I can fully understand how you feel for me. Bless my daughter. May she always be playful, curious and kind. Let her know you and walk with her every day. Allow me to guide her through this world, teaching her about your creation and your love. Always protect her.
Thank you for my parents. Their deep love helped me understand how to love others. Their hard work instilled within me a work ethic which continues to allow me to prosper. I am so thankful for everything they taught me and how they raised me. Bless their health, wealth and allow them to prosper Lord.
Finally, bless all those who have left their mark on me. Either good or bad, because thanks to them, I am where I’m at today.
In Jesus name.