Prayer To Thank God For Those I Love and Those in Need
The Bible tells us in Joshua 1:9: “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go”. It is important to have faith in God when you cannot see the way, but how can you offer God praise when you are facing difficulties and pain? The choices you make at these times are so important. They can propel you towards God or away from him. You can find God in difficult times by choosing to trust and hope when we can't see the way. This will help us turn to praise and glorify God better.
According to Scripture, praise is an act of our will that springs from us through reverence for God. Our God is worthy of praise. Revelations 5:11-14 speaks of a voice of a thousand angels around the throne of God, singing in a mighty chorus “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain – to receive powers and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing”. When we give glory to God, it opens us to a more intimate relationship with Him.
God is present, rain or shine. He is even present when we do not realise it. It is important that we not only turn to praise when we begin to lose hope, but also that we turn to praise in times of plenty. Many of us are quick to question God when things go wrong, but slow to honour Him when things go right. One of the greatest challenges here is to turn every blessing He pours into our lives into praise. One way to do this is through gratitude. Thanksgiving is an excellent way for us Christians to take a step towards worship. Psalm 100 exhorts us to do so: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His spirits with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name” (Psalm 100:4-5). In order to have a heart of gratitude, we must acknowledge God. Here are six prayers to thank God.
When we focus our minds in the direction of God and proclaim His goodness, we reflect His glory. When we do this, we are filled with peace and contentment. This can help shift our outlook related to our circumstances. Finding God in the hard times can be particularly difficult. That’s why it’s so important to choose trust and hope when you can’t see the way.
God has blessed us with so much. We can’t acknowledge what we have without thanking God, our Heavenly Father, who gave us the gift of life and from whom all blessings flow. Praise God for He is good and His mercy endures forever.
Here is a prayer to thank God for those I love and those in need.
I want to thank you for blessing me.
Today, I pray not only for my loved ones,
but also for those around me in positions of need.
When I have food, help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work, help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency;
Help me to have compassion for those around me, and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted. Amen.